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Re: failure to install on xp
On 2011-04-16 02:34Z, Dov Kruger wrote:
> We have two fairly identical windows XP boxes. On mine, cygwin is working
> beautifully, with X. My coworker tried, but she didn't have admin rights
> and X wouldn't install right. Then she got the coveted admin rights, so we
> tried to re-install. It failed. So we thought we would install clean,
> deleting c:\cygwin and starting over. The installation fails in the
> middle with the following error:
Because the first attempt failed, I'd do this:
> Microsoft visual c++ runtime library
> Runtime Error!
> Program: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe
> ? This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
> unusual way 11:09:10 AM
That's weird: 'cygcheck /bin/bash' should confirm that bash.exe does not
depend on the msvc runtime. Yet there have been a few similar reports:
Based on them, I'd suggest that you
- remove cygwin completely as above, but in step four also remove the
- set a minimal %PATH% before starting setup.exe to reinstall;
- run cygcheck -s -v -r as suggested here:
being especially wary of multiple cygwin dlls...and post the output
here as an attachment if there are any further problems
> I have Microsoft Visual Studio 2003.net and 2005 installed. She does not.
> How can I view a log so we can determine what DLL is failing?
One of the messages found by googling as above suggests Dependency Walker.
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