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Re: Error when installing

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On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 13:02:20 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:

>On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 12:55:23PM -0500, Frank Bures wrote:
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>>On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 11:34:20 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 11:10:19AM -0500, Robert Pendell wrote:
>>>>Frank Bures wrote:
>>>>>I have been using cygwin for several years now.  I am now trying to
>>>>>install the latest version.  I deleted my cygwin directory to avoid any
>>>>>possible conflicts.  I downloaded the whole distribution to the local
>>>>>When I start the installation, it checks MD5's and then presents me
>>>>>with the choice of packages.  I make my choice, the installation
>>>>>continues by "checking MD5 for _update-info-dir-00230-1" and then the
>>>>>following error appears: "Runtime Error! Program: C:\tmpcyg\setup.exe
>>>>>abnormal program termination"
>>>>>The error message is not very helpful (true to its Window$ heritage).
>>>>>There are no messages available in Event Viewer.
>>>>>Running Win2k, 5.00.2195, SP4
>>>>>What should I do next?
>>>>That looks like a Visual Basic library error message.  Make sure your
>>>>Visual Basic 6 libraries are installed properly and up to date.  ~ I
>>>>think you can get the redistribution package for the dlls on the
>>>>Microsoft site.
>>>Er, no.
>>>setup.exe doesn't use Visual Basic and no package in the distribution
>>>uses Visual Basic.
>>>If the OP is trying to install X as part of your installation, you need
>>>to do it in two steps -- first install everything but X, then install X.
>>>There is a bug in setup.exe which some people are tripping over.  It
>>>seems to require this.
>>OK,  I installed without X and it went through.  However, I have not been 
>>able to install X afterwards, still getting the same error.
>>How should I install X and avoid the error?
>How could you be getting the same error?  _update_info_dir shouldn't be
>running if you are installing just X in the second step.
>If it is getting selected, then unselect it.

_update_info_dir appears in section "PostInstallLast" of the setup.
I tried "Keep" and "Source".  In both cases I am getting the above error.
What setting should I use?  Other possibilities are "Uninstall" and 


Frank Bures, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto, M5S 3H6
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