Error when installing
Thu Dec 9 16:33:00 GMT 2004
On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 11:10:19AM -0500, Robert Pendell wrote:
>Frank Bures wrote:
>>I have been using cygwin for several years now. I am now trying to
>>install the latest version. I deleted my cygwin directory to avoid any
>>possible conflicts. I downloaded the whole distribution to the local
>>When I start the installation, it checks MD5's and then presents me
>>with the choice of packages. I make my choice, the installation
>>continues by "checking MD5 for _update-info-dir-00230-1" and then the
>>following error appears: "Runtime Error! Program: C:\tmpcyg\setup.exe
>>abnormal program termination"
>>The error message is not very helpful (true to its Window$ heritage).
>>There are no messages available in Event Viewer.
>>Running Win2k, 5.00.2195, SP4
>>What should I do next?
>That looks like a Visual Basic library error message. Make sure your
>Visual Basic 6 libraries are installed properly and up to date. ~ I
>think you can get the redistribution package for the dlls on the
setup.exe doesn't use Visual Basic and no package in the distribution
uses Visual Basic.
If the OP is trying to install X as part of your installation, you need
to do it in two steps -- first install everything but X, then install X.
There is a bug in setup.exe which some people are tripping over. It
seems to require this.
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