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Re: cygwin installation fails in Windows 10 when running with --quite-mode




For the sake of other desperate developers searching for a solution
after 14 hours of work
This line works (most of the time?):
C:\Users\user\Downloads\setup-x86.exe -q -R C:\cygwin -s
http://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin -P "wget,screen,cat" -a
x86 -v -B -d -n -N

On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Arkady <larytet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This is the full log
> C:\Users\user\Downloads>C:\Users\user\Downloads\setup-x86.exe -q -R
> C:\cygwin -s http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com -P "wget,screen,cat" -a
> x86 -v
>
> C:\Users\user\Downloads>note: Hand installation over to elevated child process.
> Starting cygwin install, version 2.883
> User has backup/restore rights
> Current Directory: C:\Users\user\Downloads
> Could not open service McShield for query, start and stop. McAfee may
> not be installed, or we don't have access.
> root: C:\cygwin system
> Selected local directory: C:\Users\user\Downloads
> net: IE5
> Loaded cached mirror list
> Request for URL http://cygwin.com/mirrors.lst satisfied from cache
> Fetched URL: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.lst
> site: http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com/
> Request for URL http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com/x86/setup.xz.sig
> satisfied from cache
> Fetched URL: http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com/x86/setup.xz.sig
> Request for URL http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com/x86/setup.xz
> satisfied from cache
> Fetched URL: http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com/x86/setup.xz
> compress_xz::bid_xz: success: 48
> compress_xz::bid_xz: success: 48
> INSTALLED.DB version 3
> package gdb comparing versions 7.11.1-2 and 7.12.1-1, result was -1
> package gdb comparing versions 7.12.1-2 and 7.12.1-1, result was 1
> package gdb-debuginfo comparing versions 7.11.1-2 and 7.12.1-1, result was -1
> package gdb-debuginfo comparing versions 7.12.1-2 and 7.12.1-1, result was 1
> package xorg-server comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> package xorg-server-common comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1,
> result was 1
> package xorg-server-debuginfo comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and
> 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> package xorg-server-devel comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> package xorg-server-dmx comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> package xorg-server-extra comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> package xwinclip comparing versions 1.19.3-2 and 1.19.3-1, result was 1
> .ini setup_version is 2.883, our setup_version is 2.883
> Added manual package screen
> Added manual package wget
> Changing gid back to original
> Visited: 87 nodes out of 10233 while creating dependency order.
> Dependency order of packages: base-cygwin cygwin dash _autorebase
> libiconv2 libintl8 alternatives libattr1 libgcc1 libgmp10 tzdata
> libstdc++6 terminfo libncursesw10 libreadline7 tzcode coreutils bash
> findutils sed base-files libbz2_1 bzip2 libffi6 libp11-kit0 libtasn1_6
> p11-kit p11-kit-trust ca-certificates libpopt-common libpopt0 cygutils
> libsigsegv2 diffutils editrights zlib0 file libmpfr4 gawk libargp
> getent libpcre1 grep groff gzip hostname info ipc-utils less libuuid1
> libblkid1 libcrypt0 libdb5.3 libgdbm4 libnettle4 libhogweed2
> libgnutls28 libnettle6 libhogweed4 libunistring2 libidn2_0 libgnutls30
> libiconv liblzma5 libopenssl100 libpipeline1 publicsuffix-list-dafsa
> libpsl5 libsmartcols1 libssp0 login util-linux man-db mintty ncurses
> openssl perl_autorebase perl_base perl rebase run screen xz tar
> vim-minimal wget which
> running: C:\cygwin\bin\dash.exe "/etc/postinstall/0p_000_autorebase.dash"
> Updating package information in /var/cache/rebase/rebase_pkg.
> Updating rebase information for installed dynamic objects in
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_lst.
> Updating rebase information for installed executables in
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_exe.
> removing /var/cache/rebase/rebase_dyn
> creating empty /var/cache/rebase/rebase_dyn
> Updating rebase information for user-defined dynamic objects
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_user.
> Updating rebase information for user-defined executables
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_user_exe.
> Rebasing with list /var/cache/rebase/rebase_all, built from
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_lst /var/cache/rebase/rebase_dyn
> /var/cache/rebase/rebase_user.
>
> running: C:\cygwin\bin\dash.exe "/etc/postinstall/0p_update-info-dir.dash"
> running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile
> "/etc/postinstall/zp_man-db.sh"
> Changing gid to Administrators
>
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Arkady <larytet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Another update: the quite mode sometimes succeeds. I estimate that the
>> success rate is 30%. It rarely succeeds very first time.
>>
>> The problem is definitely not new. See, for example,
>> https://github.com/boxcutter/windows/blob/master/floppy/cygwin.bat#L50
>> The batch start with rather encouraging "Force CYGWIN_ARCH to 32-bit -
>> 64-bit seems to crash a lot"
>> Indeed 32 bits installer sometimes works.
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM, Arkady <larytet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Reproduced again with Autounattend.xml
>>> My goal is to prepare a Windows machine with Cygwin installed. I am
>>> trying to script the process.
>>>
>>> I have the following section the Autounattend.xml file
>>>
>>>                 <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
>>>                     <CommandLine>cmd.exe /c
>>> C:\Windows\Temp\setup-x86.exe -q -R C:\cygwin -l C:\Windows\Temp
>>> --packages "wget,zip,screen" -s
>>> http://cygwin.mirror.constant.com</CommandLine>
>>>                     <Description>Install Cygwin</Description>
>>>                     <Order>99</Order>
>>>                     <RequiresUserInput>true</RequiresUserInput>
>>>                 </SynchronousCommand>
>>>
>>>
>>> The whole file is
>>> https://github.com/larytet/auto-win/blob/master/autounattend/packer-floppy-win10/Autounattend.xml
>>>
>>> The installation fails with the same "setu-x86.exe has stopped
>>> working". I do not see output, but I bet that this is the same
>>> "Changing gid to
>>> Administrators" problem.
>>> I suspect that this is something related to running as an
>>> Administrator or System.
>>>
>>> I will greatly appreciate any tip.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 7:41 PM, Arkady <larytet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I tried again on the clean Windows VM
>>>>
>>>> setup-x86_64.exe -q -B -R C:\Users\user\Downloads -s
>>>> http://cygwin/mirror/constant.com
>>>>
>>>> After that I tried
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> setup-x86_64.exe -q -B -R C:\Users\user\Downloads -s
>>>> http://cygwin/mirror/constant.com -p wget,screen
>>>>
>>>> Both worked. Looks like my bad
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Arkady <larytet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am trying to do:
>>>>>
>>>>> setup-x86_64.exe -q -p wget -v
>>>>>
>>>>> The installation fails with the last line "Changing gid to
>>>>> Administrators" and a small dialog box "setup-x86_64.exe" has stopped
>>>>> working A problem caused the program to stop working correctly..."
>>>>>
>>>>> I tried
>>>>> setup-x86_64.exe -q -p wget -v -B
>>>>> and
>>>>> setup-x86_64.exe -q -p wget -v -B -R C:\Windows\Temp
>>>>>
>>>>> The same result - the setup fails
>>>>> The interactive GUI installation works fine.
>>>>> The quite mode fails to install/update Cygwin on the machin where it
>>>>> is already installed.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> What am I missing?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.

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