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Re: update/reinstall openssh problem
- From: Tim Freedom <tim_freedom at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 00:08:49 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: update/reinstall openssh problem
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:19:48 -0500, "Larry Hall" wrote:
> On 11/26/2007, Tim Freedom wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 10:18:19 -0400, "Larry Hall" wrote:
> > > > Tim Freedom wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi - I'm trying to upgrade my currently installed openssh
> > > > (version 4.6p1-1) yet whenever I select to install the latest
> > > > 4.7p1-2 (or even reinstall the current 4.6) the setup.exe
> > > > (or updater if you will) barfs on the 'Uninstalling... openssh'
> > > > portion and dies with a windows,
> > > >
> > > > ''setup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
> > > > We are sorry for the inconvenience.''
> > > >
> > > > with the familiar 3 buttons -
> > > > "debug" (which does nothing), "Send Error Report", and
> > > > "Don't Send".
> > > >
> > > > Can someone please let me know if this is a known issues and/or how
> > > > to debug/fix this problem. I don't have ssh running as a service
> > > > or an application when I do this "update" so I'm not entirely sure
> > > > why openssh can't be uninstalled easily.
> > >
> > > > You can try downloading a debug version of 'setup.exe' from
> > > > <http://cygwin.com/setup/snapshots/> with it's source (tar.bz).
> > > > With this, you can run it under 'gdb' to see if that provides more
> > > > insight.
> > Sorry it took awhile to do this - here is the log requested.
> > Let me know if you need anything else (do please CC me).
> Looking at the code suggests that '/etc/setup/openssh.lst.gz'
> is corrupted. What does 'zcat /etc/setup/openssh.lst.gz' say?
Ah, I see the problem... You're absolutely correct, the above
command returned with,
gzip: /etc/setup/openssh.lst.gz: unexpected end of file
so I removed openssh.lst.gz file and reran 'setup.exe' and all
is well now (not sure why it was corrupt and/or why 'setup.exe'
didn't give a more proper/verbose reply).
BTW: Someone should add this bit of info to a FAQ or similar
(to ease debug) and if its there already I totally missed
it - sorry...
Thanks a million for your patience and help !
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