How/Where do I get an older version of Cygwin?

Andy Koppe
Fri Aug 27 07:22:00 GMT 2010

On 26 August 2010 20:24, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 8/26/2010 3:03 PM, Blaine Miller wrote:
>> PS... I read in the archives the following quote...
>> Rerun 'setup.exe' and pick "Prev".
>> There is no such option that I can find...
> Look at the page where you select packages, just above the list of
> packages and to the right, next to the "Category" button.  "Cur" is
> the default selected radio button.  "Prev" is one of the other
> options.

I'd recommend against using the "Prev" button. It gives you a rather
random collection of old packages, where some are years older than the
current one and others just a couple of weeks. There's no guarantee
that those disparate versions will actually work together properly, in
fact, it's very likely that things will break. It sure doesn't get

Going back to the previous version of a particular package is useful
when there's a regression in the latest version, but doing the same
across the whole distro, not so much. Cygwin 1.5 and setup-legacy.exe
is the way to go if you want something old and unsupported that
actually works.

Question: would anyone miss the "Prev" button if it were to disappear?


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