"setup-x86 --quiet-mode" problems

Ulli Horlacher framstag@rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu Apr 19 16:31:00 GMT 2018

I have an update script which calls "setup-x86 --quiet-mode".
So far, this works great, but now it tries to install a new mintty.exe,
but one mintty still running (where I started setup-x86), so setup-x86
kills this process... and setup-x86.exe is killed, too, which resulted in
a damaged cygwin installation :-(

I was able to fix it by running setup-x86.exe via Windows Explorer (puhhhh!).

How can I avoid this kind of problem in the future?

I tried it with:

setup-x86 --quiet-mode &
sleep 1
kill -9 $PPID

But setup-x86 was killed again, too.

Ullrich Horlacher              Server und Virtualisierung
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