Cygwin install is broken v-a-vis dependencies

Marco Atzeri
Tue Apr 4 00:01:00 GMT 2017

On 03/04/2017 23:54, Dan Kegel wrote:

No TOP post here please

> That probably just means there have been updates since
> last time you installed, and it's trying to update things
> you installed before (or that get installed by default).
> Try running setup, don't change anything, and let it finish.
> That will grab all the updates you need.  After that, it'll
> behave the way you expect.
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 2:47 PM, <> wrote:
>> Whenever I go to install a package, I get a list
>> of 50 other packages that it claims need to be installed.
>> I know that list is both bogus and contains items I explicitly
>> need to not oinstall (e.g. cmake). What is worse, when I want to
>> uninstall a package, it gives me that ]same list plus it wants
>> to install the package I am trying ot uninstall.

 >> This just broken.

That is not very descriptive.

As Dan explained the default behavior of cygwin setup is to update
already installed packages and their dependencies.

For what I see from "setup.ini", almost nothing requires
cmake, except development packages related to cmake,
so there is a 99.99% chance that you have it already installed.

You can check it with "cygcheck -c cmake"

You can change the default behavior of setup and decide,
at your own risk, to not update the packages selecting
"Keep" instead of "Current" on the left upper side
of the "Select Packages" view.


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