FW: No bash.exe in bin after "successful" installation

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 20 17:49:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 20 18:34, Dave Korn wrote:
> Monwhea Jeng wrote on 20 August 2008 18:19:
> > I've downloaded all files for installing everything
> > (not just the defaults). Setup claims a successful
> > setup, and the setup.log.full files reports no errors.
> > However, when I click on the cygwin icon, a window
> > opens and closes very quickly. When I open up a
> > Windows command prompt, and run cygwin.bat from the
> > command line, it tells me that 'bash' is not
> > recognized as a command. And indeed, when I go to the
> > bin directory, I see no bash.exe (although there are a
> > host of other executables there). I didn't find this
> > problem discussed on the mailing archives or Google
> > groups (although I note that
> > http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/2008-08/msg00554.html
> > reports a problem with the same symptoms).
>   Twice in one day now.  I suspect that the changes we made to resolve the
> postinstall circular dependencies aren't actually working as well as we hoped.
> I'll try a completely fresh install from blank later tonight when I get home.

How does that match the fact that bash is a"Base" package which gets
installed automatically anyway?


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