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Re: inetd servers went wrong after upgrading cygwin


Since you've had so much trouble trying to upgrade
your cygwin installation, can I suggest a couple of

1. Make sure **NO** cygwin processes are running when
you try to install. You must stop inetd and cron, close
any bash or rxvt sessions, etc. Otherwise the installation
process may not update the DLL when you think it has.

2. Make sure you don't have more than one version of
cygwin1.dll installed. Some windows packages install
a version of the DLL without telling you, so search
your whole hard disk for any other copies, delete
any you find.

I hope these suggestions are useful.

/John Vincent.

From: "Wu Yongwei" <>
To: <>,"John Vincent" <>
Subject: Re: inetd servers went wrong after upgrading cygwin
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 17:51:58 +0800

Thank you, John. You hit on the right point!

It seems setting the "HKLM\Software\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\Program Options"
registry key, as mentioned in /usr/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README, does
not work now. Why? If it is a change, should it be documented somewhere (an
update of the inetutils README?)? Or is it a BUG?

Thanks also go to Jim for giving me so much advice.

Best regards,

Wu Yongwei

-- Original Message from John Vincent ---


For what it's worth: when I upgraded from 1.3.9 to 1.3.10
my inetd started behaving strangely, specifically the server
processes were unable to start subprocesses (ftp could not ls,
telnet could not run bash) - I'm using win2K.

I found setting the CYGWIN environment variable to "ntsec"
using the control panel fixed this. It might be worth you
trying if you haven't already.

Good Luck!

John Vincent

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