Cannot install cygwin on Windows Xp

Dave Korn
Fri Apr 13 14:30:00 GMT 2007

On 13 April 2007 15:25, Guillaume Ricaud wrote:

> hello,
> I'm trying to install cygwin on my machine running Windows XP.
> Everything goes right with the setup.exe file, but once installed,
> there is no /bin folder in the cygwin root directory.
> In fact I only have : /etc , /lib , /usr and /var (and cygwin.bat and
> cygwin.ico).

  Sounds like setup.exe successfully created the basic directory structure,
but then untarring the packages failed for some reason.  Are you completely
sure you didn't accidentally choose "Download from internet" rather than
"Install from internet"?  What does it say in /etc/setup/last-action?  Are
there any obvious errors indicated in  /var/log/setup.log.full?

  Otherwise, are you by any chance running any of:

Sonic Solutions burning software containing DLA component

Norton/MacAffee/Symantec antivirus or antispyware

Logitech webcam software with "Logitech process monitor" service

Kerio, Agnitum or ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall

Iolo System Mechanic/AntiVirus/Firewall


Windows Defender 

Embassy Trust Suite fingerprint reader software wxvault.dll

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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