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FW: newly installed cygwin does not work, seems to be screwing up windows as well.
- From: "Koskie, Sarah" <skoskie at iupui dot edu>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:22:43 -0500
- Subject: FW: newly installed cygwin does not work, seems to be screwing up windows as well.
From: Koskie, Sarah
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 3:20 PM
Subject: newly installed cygwin does not work, seems to be screwing up
windows as well.
Please help if possible. I reinstalled cygwin yesterday. (First
default, then added packages that sounded useful as directed.) Big
mistake. I had been running a version I installed about a year ago and
hoped to take advantage of improvements since then. Now many things
don't work and the things that do work don't work as well.
I have tried checking the mail archives and found a claim that the
installation process leaves a tarball of the old version. If this is
so, please tell me a) where and b) how to undo my reinstallation. After
this experience, I'd be happy -- no make that ecstatic and grateful --
to forget it and go back to what I was using.
I don't see any files that look likely, but can't untar anything anyway
because apparently gzip is no longer used. Files are now labeled .bz2
and I don't know what to use to unzip them. There's no manual entry for
Alternatively, if there is a known stale mirror that I could use, that
would be fine, but I don't know how about figuring out which of the 20
or so mirror sites would have a year-old version.
No need to tell me how stupid I was to install without backing cygwin
first. At this point, I have pretty much identified all the various
stupid steps I took. Just want to know whether can be undone and if so
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