64-bit setup: not a valid win32 application

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 22 19:53:00 GMT 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:19:18PM -0700, Darik Horn wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Ryan Johnson
><ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>> I tried to install 64-bit cygwin today, but I keep encountering the error
>> message "setup-x86_64.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
>I had the same problem today on Windows 8.  The solution was to
>download the 64-bit setup program from a mirror instead of the
>cygwin.com site.  Try here:
>* http://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/cygwin/64bit/setup64.exe

DO NOT USE THIS SETUP.  It is an old version from the 64-bit beta testing
days.  The setup.ini associated with it has not been updated for a while.

I've removed it from sourceware so it will soon be gone from the mirrors.


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