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Setup reinnstall cygwin and uw-imap-imapd packages
- From: Mark Himsley <mark at mdsh dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 13:19:14 +0100
- Subject: Setup reinnstall cygwin and uw-imap-imapd packages
I've just done an update of Cygwin using setup v2.340.2.5.
While setup was uninstalling uw-imap-imapd a pop-up appeared with the title
of "sh.exe" saying "The Dynamic link library cygwin1.dll coulc not be found
in specified path C:\cygwin\bin;.;C:\WINNT\system23..."
My hypothesis from reading the section of setup.log (attached) is that
since setup was updating cygwin and some other packages it had removed
cygwin1.dll and then it tried to uninstall uw-imap-imapd which has an
uninstall sh script which could not run because cygwin1.dll has already
The uninstall of uw-imap-imapd tries to run /etc/preremove/uw-imap-imapd.sh
which removes sym links. The postinstall script replaces the links no
matter what so there is no harm done.
It appears that there is a logic problem if setup can remove cygwin1.dll
and then continue to try to run cygwin applications. If setup is to be
idiot proof then maybe this logic needs a little attention.
Thanks to everyone who is involved in creating and enhancing Cygwin. It is
a fantastic utility set which I have used since b19 and it is always
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