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Re: winmm.dll error 487 is easily reproducible

On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 05:03:53AM -0500, Rafael Kitover wrote:
>On 3/4/2011 4:52 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Mar  4 05:09, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> On 2 March 2011 13:08, EXCOFFIER Denis wrote:
>>>> P.S.: By the way, what is the normal way to install snapshots? It is
>>>> easy to replace cygwin1.dll (keeping around the working one), but in order
>>>> to test the cygwin1 package in full (eg to check within stdio.h whether
>>>> vsnprintf is included under __STRICT_ANSI__ or not)?
>>> You should usually install the cygwin-inst-*.tar.bz2 tarball
>>> containing all the relevant headers and tools along with the DLL.
>>> There's a FAQ entry describing how to install it at
>I was just shutting everything down, going to c:\cygwin and untarring
>from msysGit.
>But apparently that's not correct because now I have stuff in
>C:\cygwin\usr\bin .

I don't understand why that would be if you're using a version of
Cygwin's tar.

However, regardless, if you are not building programs which rely on a
new api exposed in a snapshot, you shouldn't need to install the full


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