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Re: 1.5.14-1 cygwin1.dll could not be found

Morche Matthias wrote:

cygwin1.dll not found comes up during the update of cygwin

This is a common problem, if you're updating a bunch of packages including cygwin all together, and one of the packages has an uninstall script that runs some other cygwin binary.

Setup normally downloads everything (that was selected), uninstalls everything, and then re-installs everything. Where things go wrong is in the order of these uninstalls and re-installs.

What happens is that sometimes, cygwin gets uninstalled before some of the other packages, so when that other package's uninstall script gets run, it can't find cygwin1.dll (which has just been removed).

Normally, clicking OK on the error and letting the installation continue results in a usable system. (most packages' post-install configuration changes don't radically change between releases..)

It's mostly cosmetic. It would be nice (WIBNI?) if setup always sorted packages specially so that "cygwin" would always be the last thing uninstalled and the first thing installed when a mixture of packages is selected for upgrade.

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