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Re: Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin
Am Dienstag, den 25.01.2005, 12:20 -0500 schrieb Brian Keener:
> Neven Luetic wrote:
> > I am able to change owner and permissions of these files to whatever I
> > want, but I can not delete them ("Permission denied").
> > What should I do, to get a clean new install?
> Have you completely rebooted (never hurts just to make sure) and followed the
> directions in the FAQ:
I did reboot and read the faq. However, I didn't *first* delete the
desktop icon and the registry tree, but tried to delete the cygwin dir
prior to this.
> Also you do not mention what OS which might help you get help.
In the meantime I moved the directory away and I am able to install a
new cygwin and remove it by deleting the directory. However I can not
get rid of the old directory. Everything inside, that's a real file, can
be deleted manually by setting the appropriate privileges - what
remains are just the stale symbolic links and some symbolic links to
Windows files like /etc/hosts to C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\networks.
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