runtime unpleasantness with setup.exe

Brian Dessent
Mon May 7 21:53:00 GMT 2007

Christoph Otto wrote:

> I'm trying to make an automated cygwin install as part of another
> project.  Everything works as expected, except on my boss's tablet
> (running XP with all updates).  There the installer runs into a error
> parsing an ini file (presumably my setup.ini) when using the stable
> setup.exe (v2.510.2.2).  A screenshot of this error is at
> .  The only
> changes I made to the setup.ini were to add some Perl packages to the
> Base category so they'd be installed automatically.  I also tried to
> build setup.exe from CVS, but using that exectuable gives me a runtime
> error (
> Again, everything (both normal and CVS setup.exe) works fine on the
> other two machines I have for testing.  The only failures happen on my
> boss's tablet.  Logs from the install with the stable setup.exe are in
> the same directory.

I think we're going to need more detail to be able to tell you anything
useful.  For example, a link to the edited setup.ini that won't parse,
or the exact configure/make commands you used to build.


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