Installing cygwin on new box, getting "cygwin1.dll is missing"

Andrey Repin
Sun May 20 03:35:00 GMT 2012

Greetings, KARR, DAVID!

> Today I started trying to install Cygwin on a new Win7 box.  It took a long
> time to get to the end, which included many "Can't open (null) for reading:
> No such file" dialogs along the way.

Reinstall it using superadmin account and minimal set of packages for a

> When it finally got close to
> finishing, I got a dialog which just says: 

> "The program can't start because cygwin1.dll is missing from your computer."

> I've searched for occurrences of this particular symptom, but I didn't see anything useful.

> What's curious is that when I try to dismiss the dialog, it just redisplays.
>  Fortunately, it's not a modal dialog, so it lets me click "Cancel" on the
> setup dialog.  Also curiously, that doesn't even cause the "The program ..."
> dialog to go away.  Clicking OK at that point makes it go away. 

> I've tried this several times, with the same result. 

Andrey Repin ( 20.05.2012, <07:27>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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