Error when installing

Frank Bures
Thu Dec 9 17:55:00 GMT 2004

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On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 11:34:20 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:

>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
>>Microsoft site.
>Er, no.
>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.

OK,  I installed without X and it went through.  However, I have not been 
able to install X afterwards, still getting the same error.
How should I install X and avoid the error?

Frank Bures, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto, M5S 3H6
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