Install problem with latest cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Aug 26 17:03:00 GMT 2013

On 8/26/2013 12:46 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 8/26/2013 11:52 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> 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:
>> x86:
>>      x86/cygwin64-ncurses/cygwin64-ncurses-5.9-5
>>      x86/libncursesw10/libncursesw10-5.7-18
>> x86_64:
>>      x86_64/cygwin32-ncurses/cygwin32-ncurses-5.7-1
>>      x86_64/libncursesw10/libncursesw10-5.9-4
>>      x86_64/ncurses-debuginfo/ncurses-debuginfo-5.9-4
>> Note that the 64-bit version is also listed under the 32-bit
>> installation and vice-versa.  And this doesn't seem quite right.
> It's for cross-compiling, in case you want to build a 64-bit application
> under 32-bit Cygwin (and vice versa).

Ah, OK.  That makes sense then.  So then I guess these cross-compile
packages don't need the DLLs, right?



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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