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Re: upgrade question
Rob Clack wrote:
> Thank you for this. However, I managed to find a disaster in there
> despite everything. :o(
> I renamed the whole e:\cygwin tree to e:\old_cygwin. I had to rerun the
> install several times, for reasons I need not go into. Eventually it
> got to the end and said "I found an old cygwin, shall I delete it?" I
> assumed it meant one from the immediately previous installation, which
> had also completed, but with errors, so innocently pressed "OK".
> Mistake. It deleted the whole e:\old_cygwin tree, including a load of
> stuff that wasn't actually cygwin at all and was only there for
> historical reasons.
> And none of it is recoverable, nor backed up, of course. Boo hoo.
Huh? Cygwin setup.exe doesn't do this. It only deletes old cygwin1.dll
files. Not directory trees.
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