Error when installing

Christopher Faylor
Thu Dec 9 18:01:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 12:55:23PM -0500, Frank Bures wrote:
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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?

How could you be getting the same error?  _update_info_dir shouldn't be
running if you are installing just X in the second step.

If it is getting selected, then unselect it.


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