Bug 24018 which appears to be a showstopper for running Cygwin on Wine

Hin-Tak Leung hintak_leung at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jun 28 16:37:27 CDT 2013

--- On Fri, 28/6/13, Alan W. Irwin <irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca> wrote:

... However, because of the Cygwin fork
> bug, Cygwin on
> Wine has largely been untested for the last three years so
> this could
> be a good opportunity to do such testing for the combination
> of Cygwin
> (with the fork fix) and recent Wine in case some Wine
> regression is
> discovered by such testing.

what????!!!! You really don't get it. setup.exe is simply *not* a necessity for putting a cygwin installation under wine. There are many other ways of installing cygwin into wine without running cygwin's installer. The easiest is simply to copy the entire installed directory, plus importing a few registry entries, from a genuine windows box which has cygwin on.

(There are many people who bundles bits of cygwin with their software for windows, for years; so if you are a full-time windows user, you might even gain some bits of cygwin without knowing it, and without ever having seen the official cygwin installer or even heard of it) . The problem is that even if you manage to put it on, many part of cygwin don't work correctly under wine.

Please don't confuse issues with running the official installer, and issues with running the cygwin system (or part of) itself. You have been told *many times*, in that thread, that setup.exe itself does not depend on cygwin, and use no part of it.

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