Install problem with latest cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Aug 26 15:53:00 GMT 2013

On 8/26/2013 5:05 AM, Allan Chandler wrote:
> I've been running CygWin on my Win7-64 laptop for some time and I recently
> decided to update to the latest packages, mainly because there's a bucket
> load more stuff in there.
> I renamed my cygwin directory to get it out of the way and downloaded/ran
> setup-x86.exe. Selected ALL packages for download with no install and let
> it run overnight.
> The following day, I ran setup again and opted to install from the local
> directory. This went well, right up to the post-install section where I got
> "Cannot locate cygncursesw-10.dll"-type dialog boxes for each of several
> dozen packages. I also get it when I try to run bash after exit.
> I had a look into the \cygwin directory where everything was created and
> there's no sign of this file (though it appears under my old version of
> CygWin in /bin). In the local package area where I downloaded everything,
> it appears to exist in the x86/release/Cygwin64/cygwin64-ncurses tar.bz2
> file but nowhere else in the package area is there a file even containing
> "ncur". So I'm wondering whether the fact that I'm running the x86
> installer means I don't get that file. In which case, why are the
> post-install scripts (and bash) trying to use it?
> Has anyone else manages to install the latest CygWin on Win7 this way? Can
> anyone offer some advice on getting it to work?

Using the package search available at, it appears to me that
there has been a "hiccup" in the upload for this package.  Here are the
results of searching for cygncursesw-10.dll under x86 and x86_64:



Note that the 64-bit version is also listed under the 32-bit
installation and vice-versa.  And this doesn't seem quite right. ;-)
In any case, for the moment, I'd recommend that you install the
libncrsesw10 package for x86.  That should resolve the immediate
issue for you.



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