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Re: Installation seemed ok, but no files in /cygwin/usr/bin

On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Larry Hall wrote:

> At 04:57 AM 4/7/2005, you wrote:
> >I downloaded ALL files, apache and latex to /My_Temp_Dir and installed them.
> >/cygwin/ has about 801 MB.
> >
> >When using the cygwin command box, I get no response:
> >bash-2.05$ pcrgrep -V
> >bash: pcrgrep: command not found
> >
> >The /var/log/setup.log.full tells me:
> >2005/04/04 14:10:26 Installing file://C:\... /release/pcre/pcre-4.5-1.tar.bz2
> >Installing file cygfile:///usr/bin/pcregrep.exe
> >
> >But there are no files in /cygwin/usr/bin

This is normal.  /usr/bin is a mount that resolves to /bin.  The directory
c:\cygwin\usr\bin is a mount point, and thus will be empty when accessed
through Windows (which bypasses Cygwin mount resolution).

> >When using the MS DOS Box:
> >C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe
> >I see a $ promt, but the same as above:
> >$ grep -V
> >grep: command not found
> >
> >During installation I used only the  default settings.
> >How may I reinstall?
> Just try reinstalling the packages you find missing one by one via
> 'setup.exe'.  They'll either show up as installed (erroneously apparently
> for you) in which case you toggle "Keep" to "Reinstall" or it will show
> up as uninstalled, in which case you can just install it.

In this particular case, it sounds like /bin isn't in the PATH, so the
default /etc/profile didn't run for some reason.  It's unlikely that
reinstalling will help, so the OP can just go straight to the advice
below. :-)

> If that doesn't resolve the issue, please read and follow the problem
> reporting guidelines described here: <>.

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