"setup-x86 --quiet-mode" problems

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Apr 19 23:28:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-04-19 10:31, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> 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.

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

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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