Prerequisites for Building the Source Code

Required Packages for Building

Many developer libraries and developer tools are required to build Cygwin/X. Several packages are required in addition to the default packages installed by the Cygwin installer. Following is a list of additional packages that are required to compile Cygwin/X natively in Cygwin. Note that some of these packages are meta packages that will automatically cause several other packages to be selected for installation; do not unselect any of these automatically selected packages.

Tip: Use setup -q -Ppackagename,packagename,etc. to quickly install the required packages.