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Re: failure to install on xp

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 02:21:15PM +0000, Greg Chicares wrote:
>On 2011-04-16 02:34Z, Dov Kruger wrote:
>> We have two fairly identical windows XP boxes.  On mine, cygwin is working
>> beautifully, with X.  My coworker tried, but she didn't have admin rights
>> and X wouldn't install right. Then she got the coveted admin rights, so we
>> tried to re-install.  It failed.  So we thought we would install clean,
>> deleting c:\cygwin and starting over.  The installation fails in the
>> middle with the following error:
>Because the first attempt failed, I'd do this:
>> Microsoft visual c++ runtime library
>> Runtime Error!
>> Program: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe
>> ?       This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
>> unusual way     11:09:10 AM
>That's weird: 'cygcheck /bin/bash' should confirm that bash.exe does not
>depend on the msvc runtime. Yet there have been a few similar reports:
>Based on them, I'd suggest that you

Unfortunately msv*.dll runtime dependencies have crept into some system dlls
for some flavors of Cygwin.  That is something that Corinna, and to a lesser
degree I, have been trying to fix.


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