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Re: Cygwin 2.6.0 Fork issue
- From: Eliot Moss <moss at cs dot umass dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:45:58 -0500
- Subject: Re: Cygwin 2.6.0 Fork issue
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- Reply-to: moss at cs dot umass dot edu
Looking at what you sent I see at least two suspicious
1) SEVERAL orphaned Cygwin installations. This indicates
you may have multiple installation of Cygwin in different
places, and this can certainly lead to trouble.
2) A number of files missing from certain packages, which
(at a glance) all seemed to be under /opt or /sbin. Did
you happen to delete those hierarchies? Or is there some
reason they could not be created?
I am not quite as expert at figuring out this sort of
problem as some others on the list, so I might be barking
up the wrong tree, but these seem worthy of investigation.
One way to fix things is to remove *all* Cygwin installations
(see the installation mentioned in the cygcheck output) and
reinstall Cygwin from scratch, paying attention if any files
could not be created (the /opt and /sbin concern). There
may be simpler fixes. And of course this does not rule out
BLODA (badly behaving other programs that interfere with
Cygwin's mechanisms - often anti-virus and similar tools).
Regards - Eliot Moss
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