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problems using the setup.exe program
- From: "alex wallis" <alexwallis646 at googlemail dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:38:18 -0000
- Subject: problems using the setup.exe program
Hi list I am fairly new to cygwin and am writing to ask a few questions
about selecting packages when installing cygwin.
My problem I am facing is this.
I am blind, as a result in order to use a computer I use a program called a
screen reader. The screen reader allows me to do most things on the computer
such as reading and writing e mails, browsing the net and installing the
majority of programs.
However there are problems with the cygwin installer. At the moment, the
setup is useable until the package selection screen is reached. Now it is
to select to install a hole category such as editors or devl.
However, if I want to go and install only some packages from a particular
category such as say quilt or subversion from devl it is not possible at the
to expand these categories and select individual packages using the keyboard
and some other functions my screen reader has for working with the mouse.
I was wondering, would it be an easy task for the cygwin installer to be
redesigned to make it more friendly to screen readers? as there are a large
of people who are blind that I no of that use cygwin who face the same
As at the moment, unless I can get someone who can see to help me, the best
I can do is install hole categories of things just to get one package
I waste several gbs of space on my hard drive.
Even if it is not possible to redesign the setup program, which I no would
take time, given the fact I need to reinstall cygwin on my system, does
no if it is possible to write some kind of custom setup script or ini file
that would download only the packages and there dependencies I need to
As at the moment it isn't that easy for me to get access to sighted help,
and I will end up wasting several gbs of space just to install a few
Thanks very much for your help.