Upgrade woes ("file in use")

Greg Chicares gchicares@sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 30 02:16:00 GMT 2009

On 2009-03-29 23:51Z, Nuzhna Pomoshch wrote:
> I have been fighting this for another two weeks with no
> progress whatsoever. Does any documentation exist that
> describes the least painful way to reinstall everything
> (specifically including what I should back up)? I also
> would place a high value on not having to download all of
> the packages again.

I would first uninstall Cygwin completely:
(item number four says how to avoid re-downloading), and
then follow the usual instructions to install freshly
using the "Install Cygwin now" link here:

There's no general, comprehensive answer to the question
what you'd want to back up. I'd include anything that I
had customized in the home directory, but that's just one

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