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

I've had a similar problem, on Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit.

If I try to install everything (as I have routinely and always done in the past), then the install fails.

However, when I take the defaults, it succeeds.  Taking the defaults is for me, annoying.  I find myself going back to the setup for many weeks installing things that were initially missed.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: what's the problem of my cygwin installation?

On 02/03/2010 11:31 PM, thinktwice wrote:
> i use Cygwin1.7.1setup.exe to start an fresh installation, because i have
> downloaded an full package from internet, so i choose local install.  setup
> process finished successfully.
> but when i try to open cgywin, it warns me "bash: /usr/bin/sed: No such file
> or directory, bash: /bin/grep: No such file or directory bash: sed: command
> not found
> how to fix the problem?

Try these:

1. Rerun 'setup.exe' again.  Cycle through all the pages taking the defaults.
   This will make sure that the post-install scripts all run to completion 
if they
   didn't last time.  Make sure you use the 'setup.exe' from  The
   current version is 2.680.

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

3. Look for <>.  Remove ant found.

4. Look for and remove or otherwise hide any toolsets providing like-named

5. Look in /var/setup.log* for complaints.  Fix problems reported as possible.

6. If all else fails, read and follow the problem reporting guidelines found
   here <>.  It's probably worthwhile to
   *attach* your setup.log.full to any such future problem report.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


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