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Re: Setup cant open package database error?
On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 05:20:25PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> Well, you could right-click on the directory in Explorer and select
> Properties -> Security -> Advanced... I'm really not familiar with FAT32
> filesystems - I think neither ntsec nor ntea work on them. Is there a
> possibility of moving Cygwin to an NTFS partition? It would likely work
> much better there anyway...
there is no such tab on my system, i guess its probably better
to run from NTFS.
> Can you remove "/etc/setup/installed.db" by hand and rename
> "/etc/setup/installed.db.new" to it? It might fix the problem, at least
> for one setup run...
i did this, and setup now behaves better and remembers that it
just installed the new stuff. looking at the current installed.db
file, and the output of "cygcheck -c", many packages that i
have installed are no longer listed(Perl, openssh, etc.). is this
information lost forever? atleast some of it appears in a
different format in the installed.db.old file.
thanks again for the help Igor.
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