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Re: cygwin install failed, need help troubleshooting

On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 08:51:38AM -0700, John Guad wrote:
>On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 8:49 AM, John Guad  wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Christopher Faylor
>>> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 08:58:17PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 05:46:08PM -0700, John Guad wrote:
>>>>>I googled that message about base mismash and all the evidence points
>>>>>to cygwin1.dll being the issue but there's nothing useful about fixing
>>>>>it.  The only instance of that dll on this machine is the one
>>>>>downloaded and installed by the setup.exe program, so it doesn't make
>>>>>sense to think it's a bad version.
>>>>People often say that but most of the time they find that there is
>>>>another version of the dll lurking somewhere on the system, like in
>>>>c:\windows\system32 .
> I did a search using the built-in windows search tool ('search
> companion' ... gotta love XP), selected target "all hard drives" which
> in my case is just one - "c:\", search term "cygwin", and it tells me
> that there is one and only one "cygwin1.dll" file anywhere on my
> machine, located in c:\cygwin\bin.

Did you search for hidden files?

>>> I forgot to mention:
>>>>Problem reports:
>>> You should be able to run the cygcheck program from a windows command
>>> shell without causing the kind of problem that you're reporting.
> Running the cygcheck program ("cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out")
> results in an empty (zero byte) file.  No output.

What does running cygcheck without the redirection do?


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