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Setup.com not working. N360 the problem?
- From: "Lee D. Rothstein" <lee at veritech dot com>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:09:59 -0400
- Subject: Setup.com not working. N360 the problem?
- Reply-to: lee at veritech dot com
I had a problem with 'setup.exe' for the first time today.
I finally seemed to have cleared it up. This is merely a heads up for
other who may experience similar problems.
I always use a copy of 'setup.exe on' my hard disk (since I use FireFox,
and am generally paranoid about Net executables), which is the latest
It made no difference which server I used (I tried over 15!), or what
the protocol was (http vs ftp), they all failed.
The error messages/conditions, however, varied by server and whether,
the server had the latest updates (cygwin-1.5.25-12, tar-1.20-1). Also,
some servers seemed "to think" that I have not installed about the last
10 updates, while other "thought" I have everything (and apparently have
not yet updated to: cygwin-1.5.25-12, tar-1.20-1).
I'm running Vista home premium (SP1 & updates beyond), and Symantec
Norton 360 (v184.108.40.206) which had not been a problem, up until today (and
I do an update almost every day). I finally got it to work after I
suspended both the auto-anti-virus protection, and the firewall.
However, I'm not sure that that was the fix.
(Every day, a Mac looks better to me. Sigh!)
It's interesting to note that I can't even send email unless Cygwin is
working, since I use an ssh tunnel to my mail server. Yet another kudo
Could this have been a temporal glitch in Comcast's net? (The problems
were always during the download phase, not the install phase.)
BTB, the "new" setup feature of warning you that key files are locked,
and then let's you correct the problem during the setup session rocks!
Kudos to the "chef".
The next update, I'll try again w/o messing with N360 to get a better
idea of where the problem lies, and report if anybody's interested.
Lee, JAVOTRH -- just another victim of the Redmond hordes
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