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Re: Setup cant open package database error?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: tim dot gunter at bioscrypt dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:40:09 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Setup cant open package database error?
- References: <20030924163349.GA508@bioscrypt.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Tim Gunter wrote:
> While trying to update my installation of cygwin, I received
> a "Can't open package Database for writing: file exists"
> error. When I re-run setup, it downloads, tries to install
> the updates again, and fails the same way.
> When I run "cygcheck -c" i get the following:
> Cygwin Package Information
> No setup information found
> Is there some easy way to rebuild this information?
> I did have a cygwin shell open when I did the update,
> could this be part of the problem?
> I have also deleted, and moved around some of the tarballs
> and "setup.log" files that past updates have created, surely
> this isn't an issue though(right?).
If you moved the tarballs, setup won't be able to find them, and will
re-download them. The log files don't matter, and will be created anew
(the ones that matter sit in /var/log, anyway).
Make sure /etc/setup and /etc/setup/installed.db are writeable by you.
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