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Re: what's the problem of my cygwin installation?

Hi there,

On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 Larry Hall wrote:

> Make sure you use the 'setup.exe' from
>  The current version is 2.680.

It's long seemed to me that there's a case for changing the name of this
file.  On the average Windows box it is not unusual to see several files
called 'setup.exe' descended from entirely unrelated products.  I've just
found 33 of them on a customer's server, the oldest is dated August 1992.
At least one useful ACRONYM was suggested here:

although they all seem to have fallen on stony ground.

> Remove any previous versions of Cygwin or stray cygwin1.dlls you may
> have hanging around.

Similar - perhaps something like they do for the C libraries:

portakabin2:~$ >>> ls -lar --sort=time /lib/libc-* /lib/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1528742 2007-06-19 21:57 /lib/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1575187 2008-04-20 07:17 /lib/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1658350 2009-04-03 11:00 /lib/*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1733115 2010-01-01 03:02 /lib/*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      14 2010-01-06 15:55 /lib/ ->* ->	[Slackware current] ->	[Debian Lenny] ->	[old Red Hat thing laying around here]

I understand that there are issues with running more than one version
of the Cygwin DLL, and with NTFS junction points.  I'm just suggesting
that, with a very small amount of effort, things could easily be made
much clearer for everyone - and one possible result of that might be a
little less traffic on the Cygwin mailling list.




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