Installing Cygwin on Server 2012 R2 failing

Andrey Repin
Thu Aug 28 17:20:00 GMT 2014

Greetings, Sam Townsend!

> I've been trying to install Cygwin on a Server 2012 R2 box, but the install
> keeps failing. I am using the latest installer (2.850, 32-bit), and I have
> tried multiple mirrors.

> Relevant portion of setup.log.full:

man-db failures on a new install are a known issue.
There was some discoveries that might help the situation, once relevant
packages are reuploaded, but for now, you can try manually running update
command with -dc switch.

What to

> Creating /etc/fstab.d directory failed.
> Please fix that manually.

are you running setup as admin?

> After the install, I have a broken cygwin. mintty fails to run (it pops up a
> window briefly which then disappears). I can run bash, but commands don't
> work because $PATH is not set up properly.

Andrey Repin ( 28.08.2014, <21:03>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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