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Re: output warning for cygwin process running at setup__.exe
Greetings, Brian Inglis!
>>> The problem is, not all packages are prepared to deal with locked shared
>>> objects (in truth, none are). Which may leave system in an inconsistent
>>> state even after reboot.
> Cygwin setup uses standard Windows wininit processing to perform the
> replacements on restart.
Does it schedule a rebase after replacement?
>> Server service like cygserver always start after windows re-start if it is
>> registered. So restart does not always kill cygwin processes. I do not want
>> to force to kill cygwin process by setupXX.exe but output the warning.
> Only if a service is registered for Automatic startup: you can change this to
> Manual, and restart services in a permanent last postinstall script prefix e.g.
> zp_zzz_services.dash, which can also be executed by a scheduled task, before
> starting Cygwin from e.g. a XWin Server taskbar or Start Menu shortcut.
> Cygwin setup could operate more consistently and transparently if setup warned,
> then shutdown running Cygwin services and noted them, and killed all remaining
> processes, before beginning the install phase, then restarted previously noted
> running services after the postinstall phase.
Or it could rename the objects it failed to delete, and use wininit to
With best regards,
Monday, March 19, 2018 13:37:06
Sorry for my terrible english...
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