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Re: Cygwin terminal collapse

On 06/08/2014 11:59, Kal Sze wrote:
On 6 August 2014 17:55, Warren Young wrote:

On Aug 6, 2014, at 3:37 AM, Nikhil Nair wrote:


The output shows that a number of key packages are incomplete, meaning that files they own no longer exist on your system.  It is not that c:\cygwin is missing, but that a small but critical subset of key Cygwin files are missing.

Most importantly, the bash and cygwin packages are broken.  You need to reinstall these.  I donât know how your UI works, but those of us who can use mice click the version number in the Cygwin setup.exe package list until it says Reinstall.

Also broken are binutils and gcc-core, which will prevent you from compiling most open-source software.

You should also reinstall the openssh, pulseaudio, and texinfo packages.  These might have just been dragged in as dependencies, and not be software you actually use, but thereâs no sense leaving them in a broken state.

By the way, could that be hint of virus activity or hard disk dying?

possible, but also a crash can leave the hard disk in an unclean status.

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