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I know im supposed to run the setup again to install new packages but when i do (im trying to install the gcc and make package) it doesn't install it and when i go to use cygwin i still can use the the make command for example. When i go back to the setup it shows that they're not installed and if i try to install them again the same thing happens, anyway i can fix this? Im on windows btw.

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marked as duplicate by Mokubai, Tog, Kevin Panko, random Mar 2 '14 at 4:41

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

A possible error in your situation is that you have selected a wrong installation folder and that there are several versions installed.

Installing new packages on cygwin involves these key steps:

  • run the cygwin setup.exe binary
  • select install from internet
  • select where to install and where to save downloaded packages
  • select ftp
  • browse packages and click on the version numbers (or Skip/Keep) to select the desired one.
  • click next

It's really simple and I can't imagine you got it wrong. Perhaps there is a conflict between the "for me alone" and "for all users" options?

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