Cacti W2K3 5 – Installing Cygwin

Cacti W2K3 5 – Installing Cygwin

Introduction

The following article explains how to install and initially configure Cygwin on a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Server.

The environment used for this installation was a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Server Virtual machine attached to an Active Directory Domain and running under a VMware ESXi 4.0 host.

Installing The Software

In order to install the Cygwin software perform the following steps :-

  • Open a web browser and navigate tohttp://www.cygwin.com/install.html
  • Launch setup.exe from the web page
  • At the Setup Welcome screen click on Next to continue
  • At the Choose A Download Source screen select Install from Internet and then click on Next to continue
  • At the Select Root Install Directory screen set the root directory to C:\Cygwin
  • Select All Users for the Install For option and then click on Next to continue
  • At the Select Local Package Directory screen set the directory where you want to save the installation files and then click on Next to continue
  • At the Select Your Internet Connection screen set the which type of connection you have and then click on Next to continue
  • At the Choose A Download Site screen select a mirror site to use and then click on Next to continue

Cygwin will now download the setup files

  • At the Select Packages screen select the following packages to install

Base – Install all items

Libs – lipart_lgpl, libfreetype26, libpng12, zlib, and openssl

Utils – patch

Web – wget

  • Once you’ve selected the necessary packages click on Next to continue
  • At the Resolving Dependencies screen select Select required packages (RECOMMENDED) and then click on Next to continue

Cygwin will now install

  • At the Create Icons screen select whether you want the Cygwin icons to be added to the Desktop and Start Menu and then click on Finish to complete the installation

Cygwin is now installed and ready for use

Configuring Cygwin

Once installed configure Cygwin by performing the following steps :-

  • Right Click on My Computer and select Properties
  • Click on the Advanced Tab and click on the Environment Variables buttons
  • Prepend C:\Cygwin\bin; to the PATH variable