Setup Cygwin in Windows XP/2003

Everyone should know how to setup Cygwin under Windows 7/10, however, if you do it in Windows XP/2003, it will failed.
Why? Because the latest packages are only compatible with Windows 7 or higher.
In other words, the Cygwin respository doesn’t have a mechanism to maintain different version of these binaries.

So, how to setup Cygwin under Windows XP then?

The good news is that someone keeps it.

1. Download the setup.exe

32-bit: setup-x86-2.874.exe
64-bit: setup-x86_64-2.874.exe

2. Run the setup.exe with -X option

Please open the cmd to run with -X option

setup-x86-2.874.exe -X

3. Use the legacy repositories

32-bit: http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/circa/2016/08/30/104223
64-bit: http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/circa/64bit/2016/08/30/104235

Here are the full list of Cygwin Time Machine Repository, please use the corresponding respository as the version of setup.exe
32-bit: http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/circa/index.html
64-bit: http://ctm.crouchingtigerhiddenfruitbat.org/pub/cygwin/circa/64bit/index.html

Then always use this repository instead of others to install packages.

Engjoy!!!


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