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Installing Cygwin on XP-SP3 with setup-x86.exe 2.874
- From: Tom P <tompee at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:11:04 +1100
- Subject: Installing Cygwin on XP-SP3 with setup-x86.exe 2.874
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Hi all, first time posting.
I first installed Cygwin a few months ago on my XP SP3 machine, don't
know much about Linux but wanted to use ddrescue to image some disks
and I found it to work great! Thanks for this great solution!
The other day I wanted to add the lsblk command, which I tried by
running setup-x86.exe again and searching for a lsblk package to add,
but after installing packages it broke Cygwin completely.
Now I get the following error when trying to run it:
"mintty.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point
CancelSynchronousIo could not be located in the dynamic link library
Is there a way to get v2.874 of setup-x86.exe to only download the
older, XP-compatible packages? Because right now aside from the fact
the first few steps of the installer actually run, 2.874 doesn't
really work on XP either.
As a warning to anyone else running Cygwin on XP - I'm guessing my big
mistake was not noticing and leaving the default option of "Curr"
checked, which means update all parts of Cygwin to the latest version?
I should have selected "Keep", so that only the new lsblk package I
wanted would be downloaded?
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