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RE: Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'Cygwin List'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:34:43 -0000
- Subject: RE: Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Larry Hall
> Sent: 25 January 2005 17:42
> At 11:28 AM 1/25/2005, you wrote:
> >after a (stupid) attempt to install an older version of
> cygwin over my
> >current installation (using the "cygwin time machine" mentioned some
> >days ago) I just wanted to throw it away and start anew, but
> the cygwin
> >directory is undeletable.
> >This is due to some symbolic links from versions of
> uninstalled programs
> >pointing to nowhere (i.e. /usr/autotool/devel/bin/automake,
> which is a
> >symlink to automake-1.9).
> >I am able to change owner and permissions of these files to
> whatever I
> >want, but I can not delete them ("Permission denied").
> >What should I do, to get a clean new install?
Dunno what's gone wrong here. Let's take a look at those ACLs: open a DOS
prompt, change dir into <cygwin_root>\usr\autotool\bin and show us the output
It would be good to make _sure_ you're logged in with the same user name when
trying to delete it as you were when you installed it, particularly if you ran
setup.exe with the "Install.... Just for me" option.
> This subject is really off-topic for this list. The "cygwin
> time machine" is not a service supported by this list.
Larry, you're being too harsh there! The "how to uninstall" procedure is
standard advice and fully backwardly compatible. If we would give the uninstall
advice to someone who never upgraded beyone 1.3.x, there's no reason not to give
it to someone who has downgraded; we wouldn't tell the first person "Oh,
uninstalling 1.3.x is not supported, so first update your entire installation to
1.5.12, then follow this procedure.....", now would we?
> As mentioned at
> <http://www.fruitbat.org/Cygwin/index.html#cygwincirca>, you want to
> consult doctor@OHHH_PLEASE_
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