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Re: 1.7.1: Mintty/bash window start: -bash: regtool: command not found
On 12/23/2009 3:15 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
I can reproduce this as follows:
- Leave a Cygwin session open.
- Run setup.exe
- Select reinstall for cygwin-1.7.1-1.
- Click next
- "in-use files detected" appears
- Click retry.
I saw the same symptom, but by a slightly different path.
On updating from 126.96.36.199 to 1.7.1 this morning, I ran into the
files-in-use case because sometime last week, Xwin.exe died horribly and
left a UI-less process running in the background. When setup.exe
complained, I investigated with Task Manager, found Xwin.exe still
hanging around, killed it, and told setup.exe to move along. It
completed without complaint, but I still didn't end up with a regtool.
I didn't check for ps or mount, just retried setup with a forced Cygwin
package reinstall, and that worked.
Point being, it isn't necessary to lie to setup.exe, telling it it's
okay to try again. It *was* okay in my case, and it still did the wrong
It can be fixed by reinstalling the cygwin package again, this time
without any Cygwin processes running.
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