How to evaluate cygwin state after interrupted update - and how to recover/resume?

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Oct 4 01:39:00 GMT 2010

On 10/3/2010 9:04 PM, Mirko Vukovic wrote:
> Thanks Larry,
> but what about the packages that were deleted because they were being
> updated to the newest version?
> In other words,
>   - I selected aspell for install
>   - A bunch of other packages were auto-selected for updates.
>   - All packages were downloaded
> So, after the downloads
>   - the obsolete packages were removed
>   - aspell install started
>   - ... and the crash happened.
> I have not executed setup yet because I did not want to mess up any history
> files (if there are any - I did not see anything relevant in /var/logs)

If you pick the 'aspell' package again, it will install it and any of its
dependencies.  If you're concerned about what Cygwin thinks it has installed
and whether those packages are in a consistent state, run 'cygcheck -c' and
reinstall any package that doesn't report "OK".

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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