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Re: 1.7.9 installation error, cygncursesw-10.dll

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 06:07:44PM -0400, Russ Fink wrote:
>I am trying to install Cygwin 1.7.9 onto Windows Server 2008 and
>Windows 7 machines that do not have network access.  I ran the
>setup.exe application from a Windows XP 32 bit virtual machine,
>selected "Download only," and selected all packages.  I burned these
>onto a DVD along with the setup.exe program.
>When I run setup.exe on the unnetworked machines, I get the following
>error message several times:
>"The program can't start because cygncursesw-10.dll is missing from
>your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
>In addition, a dialog cautions that several post-install tasks failed
>to complete.
>I cannot run the Cygwin (bash) shell because it pops up the
>cygncursesw-10.dll error message.
>This happens on both a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64 bit) and a
>Windows 7 Enterprise machine (64 bit).
>Any suggestions?

How about installing the package which contains cygncursesw-10.dll?
It's so crazy that it just might work.

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