http://cygwin.com For each mirror site the cygwin set-up creates an entry on the chosen directory, and you really don’t want to see them on the Windows “Desktop“. I suggest using something like c:/cygwin-LPD, so you don’t see those entries constantly, and you still get reminded of them before browsing into c:/cygwin resp. c:/cygwin64.
http://cygwin.com In my case the list was empty (presumably), because it could not get discovered in the usual way, as (in that case) I was sitting behind a proxy with no direct Internet access. On cygwin’s web pages, there is a left bar showing the entry “Mirror Sites“. Take a few suitable mirror sites and… Continue reading installing Cygwin – the “Available Download Sites” list is empty