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Re: Today's revision of pcre : possible cause of damage?
Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
This is my fault - sorry :(
To fix this, run
$ cd /usr/bin
$ cp cygpcre-0.dll cygpcre.dll
$ cp cygpcreposix-0.dll cygpcreposix.dll
in your shell or
copy cygpcre-0.dll cygpcre.dll
copy cygpcreposix-0.dll cygpcreposix.dll
BAD habit. While this solution does work in this particular case, it is
a VERY bad idea to start encouraging the "rename DLL meme" as a general
solution to DLL problems. It does NOT work in the general case, and can
seriously muck up somebody's system if they don't know EXACTLY what they
And usually, the only person who knows EXACTLY what they are doing when
it comes to renaming DLLs, is the package maintainer. But in this case...
Ronald, you already provided the right fix for this problem: the 'new'
backward-compatibility package, 'libpcre'. Folks who experience a
problem should install this new package -- and, as you pointed out,
thanks to last-minute fixes to various setup.hint files, setup.exe
should NOW take care of this automatically.
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