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Downloads of v 2.5.0:


Last Update:

11 Apr 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.


cygwin linux admin


This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

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2.5.0 | Updated: 11 Apr 2016



Downloads of v 2.5.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Red Hat
  • Inc.

Cygwin 2.5.0

This is not the latest version of Cygwin available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Please exempt this package from the verifier. It installs properly but there are other issues when it attempts to use mirrors.


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Cygwin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade cygwin -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.5.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade cygwin -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.5.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install cygwin
    name: cygwin
    version: '2.5.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'cygwin' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.5.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller cygwin
    Name     = "cygwin"
    Version  = "2.5.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'cygwin':
  ensure   => '2.5.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 Apr 2016.


Cygwin is a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows. Cygwin is also a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.


  • For better functionality, it is recommended you install the cyg-get package. Use the cyg-get utility to add packages to your Cygwin installation.

$packageName = 'Cygwin'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = 'https://cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe'
$url64 = 'https://cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

# Set the default install path to Bin-Root
$binRoot = Get-BinRoot
$cygRoot = Join-Path $binRoot 'cygwin'

# https://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.setup.cli
$silentArgs = $(
  "--quiet-mode " +
  "--site http://mirrors.kernel.org/sourceware/cygwin/ " +
  "--no-desktop" +
  "--packages default"

# These install arguments are only appended to the silent args
# if Cygwin is installed for the first time, otherwise these
# values are already set.
$firstInstallArgs = $(
  "--root $cygRoot " +
  "--local-package-dir $cygRoot"

# Check if Cygwin is already installed
$alreadyInstalled = Test-Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\setup'

if (!$alreadyInstalled) {
  $silentArgs = $silentArgs + ' ' + $firstInstallArgs
# Configure --local-package-dir for subsequent or pre-existing installs
# (otherwise they get dropped in $ENV:ChocolateyInstall)
Else {
  $cygRoot = (Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin\setup').rootdir
  $silentArgs = $silentArgs + ' ' + "--local-package-dir $cygRoot"

Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url $url64 -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
Install-BinFile -Name "Cygwin" -Path "$cygRoot\Cygwin.bat"
Remove-Item 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Cygwin' -Recurse -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Uninstall-BinFile -Name Cygwin

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Cygwin 3.5.1 31203 Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.5.0 16411 Thursday, February 1, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.10 2949 Monday, January 29, 2024 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.9 68318 Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.8 12187 Thursday, August 17, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.7 37747 Friday, June 16, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.6 70099 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.3 36589 Monday, December 19, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.4.1 2458 Friday, December 16, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.6 81845 Monday, September 5, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 103136 Friday, April 8, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.4 47419 Monday, January 31, 2022 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.3 33824 Saturday, December 4, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.2 7301 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.1 23668 Friday, October 29, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.3.0 423 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.2.0 138146 Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.7 22338 Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.6 188712 Monday, July 13, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.5 47629 Monday, June 1, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.4 118222 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.2 61225 Saturday, December 21, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.1 3652 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.1.0 2853 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 58452 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.7 118828 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.6 20819 Saturday, April 6, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.5 6758 Sunday, March 31, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.4 12704 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.3 6516 Sunday, March 10, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.1 13848 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 3.0.0 4168 Saturday, February 16, 2019 Approved
Cygwin 37487 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.2 19028 Saturday, November 10, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.11.0 48486 Friday, August 31, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.10.0 102145 Friday, February 2, 2018 Approved
Cygwin 2.9.0 56069 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.2 22934 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.1 4464 Monday, July 3, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 11255 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.8.0 17591 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.7.0 21651 Sunday, February 12, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 2.6.1 14722 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Approved
Cygwin 15209 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 3988 Friday, December 2, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.2 9283 Thursday, June 23, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.1 2024 Friday, April 22, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.5.0 2118 Monday, April 11, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.1 6540 Monday, January 25, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.4.0 1665 Saturday, January 16, 2016 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.1 3332 Saturday, December 12, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.3.0 6042 Monday, November 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.1 6813 Friday, August 21, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.2.0 2568 Monday, August 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.1.0 2223 Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.4 3338 Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1162 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.3 656 Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 580 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 585 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.2 661 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2.0.0 3202 Monday, April 27, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.35 4365 Friday, March 6, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.34 2934 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 2919 Friday, January 2, 2015 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.33 2582 Thursday, November 13, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.32 4237 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.31 1144 Monday, August 11, 2014 Approved
Cygwin 7458 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 1.7.23 648 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Approved
Cygwin 985 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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