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Re: Lost g++ after update
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: David Balazic <david dot balazic at hermes dot si>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 10:16:33 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Lost g++ after update
- References: <600B91D5E4B8D211A58C00902724252C01BC04D3@piramida.hermes.si>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, David Balazic wrote:
> A few days ago I downloaded the actual setup.exe ( version 2.416 ) and run
> it to update my cygwin installation.
> I just pressed "Next" on each page. After it finished , I rebooted ( it
> suggested so ).
> Then I noticed that I don't have g++ any more :
> $ g++ xxx.cpp
> bash: g++: command not found
> $ gcc xxx.cpp
> gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cc1plus': No such file or directory
Install the "gcc-g++" package. A package search at
<http://cygwin.com/packages/> for "bin/g\+\+.exe" should have found it,
but there seems to be a bug (which I'm looking into) that truncates the
match list before it displays "gcc-g++", which may have prompted this
> I also noticed that "cygcheck -c" reports that the package texinfo is
> not OK (status was something else than OK, don't remember what exactly).
It would have been either "OK" or "Incomplete". You could have added a
"-v" option to cygcheck to find out exactly what is missing (i.e., run
> Then I run setup again and set it to reinstall gcc and texinfo. After that
> texinfo is OK, but g++ is still missing.
> Any clue what happened ?
> I am now running setup.exe again and manually selecting gcc-g++.
> It just finished. g++ works again.
> Why did it disappear ?
Because setup by default only upgrades the packages you had installed or
their dependences. "gcc-g++" was neither. Reading the release
announcement would have been helpful here.
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