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Re: Installation Errors
On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 14:07:16 -0500 (EST), Igor Peshansky wrote
> Ugh, top-posting... Reformatted.
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, jgriffin wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:19:01 -0700, Eric Blake wrote
> > >
> > > According to jgriffin on 1/30/2006 11:29 AM:
> > >
> > > > I'm trying to install Cygwin on a stand alone computer. Here is what
> > > > I'm doing:
> > >
> > > Most of this looked okay. However, you probably installed without
> > > wiping out the previous installation, or with a second cygwin1.dll
> > > somewhere in the path. Attaching the output of cygcheck -svr, as a
> > > text attachment, would help.
> > >
> > > > Errors
> > > > Most of the errors are coming from the post-install scripts. I get
> > > > an error dialog stating that cygpopt-0.dll could not be found.
> > >
> > > Somehow, you missed a dependency when building your cd. Without all
> > > the required packages, you can't expect the installation to work
> > > properly. Try again (also, you can use cygcheck -p cygpopt-0.dll to
> > > find out what package you missed).
> > Eric,
> > I appreciate your response. When I run setup.exe, I'm downloading to a
> > specfic folder. I have installed Cygwin numerous times this way and
> > never had any problems. The one thing I'm doing different is burning the
> > packages (along with the setup.exe app) to a CD. So, in my mind, I need
> > to ensure that the cygpopt-0.dll is being transfered 1) from the mirror
> > site to the harddrive and then 2) from the hard drive to the CD -
> > because I know its not being installed.
> One thing to keep in mind (and which people trying to make Cygwin CDs
> using setup.exe keep forgetting) is that setup.exe is not a mirroring
> tool. It will not download packages that are already installed on the
> system, even in download mode. So, if you have "the package that contains
> cygpopt-0.dll" (see below) installed on your system, but the tarball
> for it is somehow missing from your package cache, it will not be re-
> downloaded. If you want to make setup download stuff, move your
> Cygwin directory out of the way before downloading (you can move it
> back afterwards without any loss of information -- just delete the
> newly-created Cygwin root folder).
> > What package contains the dll?
> As Eric said, "cygcheck -p" should work for a sufficiently recent version
> of Cygwin (1.5.19+). Otherwise, there's always the Cygwin package search
> page at <http://cygwin.com/packages/>.
> > I did run cygcheck -svr and compared it to a working cygwin install -
> > nothing jumped out ( I can't post the file for other reasons).
> Unless you store plaintext passwords in the environment, nothing in the
> cygcheck output should be a security hole. However, we should probably
> have an FAQ page on what can be sanitized in the cygcheck output and
> how to sanitize it without losing information... Any volunteers? :-)
> > The "-p" option is not recogized by cygcheck.
> It is for Cygwin 1.5.19 or newer.
That fixed the problem.
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