Updating cygwin libraries
For example, when using IPv6 on a machine only configured with IPv4, or when your windows firewall is blocking some tests, etc.To attempt to install anyway, try to use the I'm a C/C /java unix geek by trade, but now I have to write a perl program in windows.It doesn't appear to be part of the Cygwin Perl install, and I don't want to spend 5 days learning the world of Perl and CPAN and Perl configuration. Any simple ways of installing a Perl module in Cygwin?I'm thinking something like Sometimes (as noted above) Cygwin may fail certain tests.For all Cygwin-related questions and observations, please check the resources available at this site, such as the FAQ, the User's Guide and the mailing list archives.If you've exhausted these resources then please send email to an appropriate mailing list.
To find documentation, for example, for setxkbmap one should consult the generic X documentation such as the setxkbmap(1) manual page.
Cygwin/X consists of an X server, X libraries, and nearly all of the standard X clients, such as xterm, xhost, xdpyinfo, xclock, xeyes, etc. Cygwin is licensed under a modified GNU General Public License that specifically allows libcygwin.a to be linked to programs that are licensed under an Open Source Definition compliant license without such linking requiring that those Open Source programs be licensed under the GNU General Public License (see the Cygwin licensing page for more information).
Source code and binaries for both projects are freely available.
Note that since X server 1.17, by default the server does not listen for TCP/IP connections, only accepting local connections on a unix domain socket. Users upgrading from monolithic X (Release 6.9 and earlier, available via setup before November 2008) should also see the announcement about modular X.
Details are available in the announcements here and here.