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Re: For the adventurous: cygwin/latest/newsetup

On Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 05:10:05AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 24, 2000 at 11:42:31PM -0500, Jeff Jensen wrote:
>> >I tried using setup.exe (not newsetup.exe) for the first time on Sat (setup
>> >is dated 4/22 8:46 PM).  I had troublesome results.  Repeated installs had
>> >the same results.  I searched the FAQ, docs, archives, etc. for some
>> >answers, and didn't see anything.  Apologies if this is commonly answered
>> >issue, I couldn't find anything on it (and my wife will tell you sometimes I
>> >am blind when looking for things ;-).
>> Please provide the version of setup that you were running, the version of
>> the Windows OS you're using, a copy of your mount table (which you get
>> by typing "mount").
>> FYI, setup prints the build date and version every time it runs.
>> You were installing into a new, empty directory, right?  It would also
>> be useful to see the results of a "ls -lR" in the directory that you
>> were making your "root".
>You also _MUST_ run setup.exe from MSDOS.  You _MUST_ not have any other Cygwin
>process running.
>Chris, does setup check for Cygwin sessions running and die on startup?

No.  It's a good idea but I don't know of any easy way to check for this.
The cygwin DLL that is bundled with setup is built specially so that it
*shouldn't* interfere with another running cygwin but I'm not 100% sure
that that is the case.


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