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Re: How to detect a broken Cygwin mirror?
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 12:26:24 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Re: How to detect a broken Cygwin mirror?
On 2 Sep, Larry Hall wrote:
> At 09:41 PM 9/2/2004, you wrote:
> >They also say it's common for it to be very, very hard to remove
> >C:\cygwin - unable to remove it, unable to take ownership, on occasion
> >having to boot into safe mode to get rid of it (on the way to trying a
> >fresh Cygwin install, you see).
> Perhaps you're running one of Cygwin's service apps (sshd, crond, etc?)
> and you didn't stop it before doing the remove?
That's true, I was. (There is no automated Uninstall method, is there?)
So it wasn't the checkdisk, it was the reboot, eh?
> Otherwise, this sounds like a simple permissions issue. If you're getting
> files installed that indicate no permissions, you might want to try setting
> 'nontsec' in your CYGWIN environment variable prior to the install.
The extra security is good to have though, so we're trying to make it
all work with ntsec turned on ...
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