Installing cygwin (was openssh)

John covici covici at
Mon Mar 20 17:13:40 UTC 2006

OK, I did install successfully, but I wanted to add some packages, and
all I get is  three or four lines with a graphic -- the word skip and
two more graphics a name and a size.  If I press the graphic to the
left of skip the word skip goes away and a version number replaces
it.  If I press it again another version number replaces it.If I press
it again I get skip again.  I cannot find a scroll arrow or a graphic
which would replace it any place.  I am using full view -- or it says
full under the view button so I am not sure what is happening.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

on Monday 03/20/2006 Lee Maschmeyer(lee_maschmeyer at wrote
 > I haven't installed Cygwin using WindowEyes but have with Jaws. When you get 
 > to the component selection screen you have to use the mouse to examine the 
 > lines. Each category of packages is followed by the word "default" which 
 > means that none, some or all of that category might be installed for a base 
 > system depending on how the creators set it up. Clicking on "default" cycles 
 > through the other choices, such as Install, remove, and perhaps others. 
 > There are a couple graphics on each line, one (at least) of which opens the 
 > category so you can see which packages are in it. There's a scroll down 
 > symbol to the right of the last or so category or package on the screen. 
 > This goes down by only one line but at least it goes down. There are left 
 > and right scrolling symbols on the line below that so you can see more of 
 > the package descriptions; most of these fall off the right edge of the 
 > window.
 > Leaving everything at default gets you a good small system and doing this 
 > should be the first step when starting a new installation of Cygwin. Once 
 > that is done you can install everything (it only takes a couple GB) by 
 > clicking on the "default" next to the "all" category which changes it to 
 > Install, or you can sift packages if you have the need and energy.
 > It's not the best installer in the world, but once you get used to it you 
 > can get things done. I use Cygwin for SSH all the time.
 > HTH,
 > -- 
 > Lee Maschmeyer
 > <lee_maschmeyer at>
 > "Be kind to your fur-bearing friends,
 > For a skunk may be somebody's brother."
 >      --Fred Allen

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you spend it?

         John Covici
         covici at

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