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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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