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Re: Compiled program does nothing when executing it under Cygwin

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin)  wrote:
> On 3/11/2011 10:09 AM, Mengsk wrote:
>> When checking for the 'cygwin1.dll' file in C:\cygwin\bin, I discovered
>> that
>> there also was a file named '' in there. I made a backup of
>> my cygwin1.dll, deleted it and renamed the '' file to
>> 'cygwin1.dll'. Then I recompiled my program and now everything works fine.
>> I have no idea what changed/renamed the files in the first place though...
> 'setup.exe' did this. ?You updated via 'setup.exe' but had some Cygwin
> process(es) running when you did so. ?The 'cygwin' package needed updating
> but
> the DLL cannot be replaced while it's in use. ?You should have received a
> warning about this from 'setup.exe', giving you the option to shut down
> the outstanding Cygwin process(es).

Unfortunately, the warning is not displayed if setup.exe is run with
the -M switch :(

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