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Re: How to detect a broken Cygwin mirror?

On  2 Sep, Larry Hall wrote:
>  At 09:41 PM 9/2/2004, you wrote:
>  >They also say it's common for it to be very, very hard to remove
>  >C:\cygwin - unable to remove it, unable to take ownership, on occasion
>  >having to boot into safe mode to get rid of it (on the way to trying a
>  >fresh Cygwin install, you see).
>  Perhaps you're running one of Cygwin's service apps (sshd, crond, etc?)
>  and you didn't stop it before doing the remove?

That's true, I was.  (There is no automated Uninstall method, is there?)
So it wasn't the checkdisk, it was the reboot, eh?

>  Otherwise, this sounds like a simple permissions issue.  If you're getting
>  files installed that indicate no permissions, you might want to try setting
>  'nontsec' in your CYGWIN environment variable prior to the install.  

The extra security is good to have though, so we're trying to make it
all work with ntsec turned on ...

Thanks Larry,


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