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RE: Is setup.exe _supposed_ to delete the cygwin dll before attempting to run shell scripts?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: "'Dave Korn'" <dk at artimi dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 17:40:57 +0100
- Subject: RE: Is setup.exe _supposed_ to delete the cygwin dll before attempting to run shell scripts?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Dave Korn
> Sent: 24 September 2004 17:32
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Dave Korn
> > Sent: 24 September 2004 17:11
> > I just decided to update my cygwin install for the first
> > time in a while.
> > During the uninstalling old stuff stage, all the uninstall
> > scripts started
> > failing with "Can't find cygwin1.dll".
> > Sure enough, that's because setup.exe had indeed deleted
> > c:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll.
> So I manually copied it back and am trying again.
> This time it fails at "Uninstalling x-start-menu-icons"
> because seq.exe
> can't find cygiconv-2.dll. I'm fairly sure I used to have
> that, so setup
> must have deleted it as well.
And of course there's no easy way to restore that one once it's gone,
because I can't run tar without cygiconv-2.dll, so I can't get it back from
my setup directory. And even if I did have a way of untar-ing it, there's
still no way I could get it, because setup has helpfully deleted bzip2 for
Is there _anything_ in setup that is supposed to make sure it doesn't
delete executable files that it vitally needs to successfully complete its
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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