Installing Cygwin

To install Cygwin on a Microsoft Windows host, follow these steps:

  1. Access the following URL, then click Install Cygwin:
  2. Download the 32-bit version (if you are running a 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows) or the 64-bit version (if you are running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows) of the Cygwin setup executable.
  3. Run the setup executable, then click Next to proceed.

    Cygwin Setup Window

  4. On the Choose Installation Type screen, select Install from Internet, then click Next.

    Choose Installation Type Window

  5. On the Choose Installation Directory screen, enter C:\cygwin as the Root Directory, then click Next.


    If you choose to install Cygwin in a different directory, then ensure that you update the SSH_PATH, SCP_PATH, MKDIR_PATH, SH_PATH, CHMOD_PATH,and TRUE properties present in the $<ORACLE_HOME>\oui\prov\resources\ file to their proper Cygwin binary values, after installing the Enterprise Manager system.

    For example, if you choose to install Cygwin in the D:\software\cygwin directory, then update the specified properties in the following manner:


    Choose Installation Directory Window

  6. On the Select Local Package Directory screen, select a directory on your local machine where you want to store the downloaded installation files, then click Next.

    Select Local Page Directory Window

  7. On the Select Connection Type screen, select appropriate settings to connect to the internet, then click Next.

    Select Connection Type Window

  8. On the Choose Download Site(s) screen, select any site from the available list, then click Next.

    Choose Download Site Window

  9. On the select packages screen, ensure that you select the following packages, then click Next:

    From the Archive category, select unzip and zip as follows:

    Archive Category Screen

    From the Net category, select openssh and openssl as follows:

    Net Category Screen

    After selecting the packages and clicking Next, the Resolving Dependencies screen is displayed. Click Next to proceed.

    Resolving Dependencies Window

  10. On the Installation Status and Create Icons screen, do not make any changes. Click Finish to complete the installation process.

    Installation Status and Create Icons Window