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Re: Problems after upgrading to 1.5.19-4

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Timothy King wrote:

> On 3/8/06, Larrie Carr <> wrote:
> > From: "Timothy King"
> > > Last night, I grabbed an additional package using setup.exe.  It also
> > > downloaded and installed the latest cygwin1.dll (1.5.19-4) and core
> > > utilities.  I had not updated since early January.  While it was running
> > > the post-install script, I received serveral errors along the lines of
> > > "... could not be found in cygwin1.dll".  I rebooted, and now when I run
> > > the bash shell, it drops me in /usr/bin and I have no Cygwin directories
> > > in my path (/bin, /usr/bin).  Also, my term colors are now messed up.
> > >
> > > I did a diff on the /etc and /home directories which I had backed up, but
> > > there were no differences in the config files.  I also did not find any
> > > other cygwin1.dll's on my system. It is interesting to note I have the
> > > cygwin sshd running on that machine, and when I ssh into it I have no
> > > problems with paths or term colors.
> > >
> > > This is running on Windows XP Pro.  I know my way around Unix but I know
> > > little about how the Cygwin shell runs on windows.  I tried adding the
> > > Cygwin paths in my .bashrc, but now it barfs on the spaces in the Windows
> > > directory names.
> > >
> > > Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Tim
> >
> >[snip]
> > If you attempt to updated cygwin when cygwin (bash) is running, the
> > cygwin.dll is locked.  So you can get updates to programs like rm that need
> > that new cygwin.dll so everytime you run rm, you get this "missing blah
> > ..could nto be found in cygwin1.dll".
> >
> > But you are hooped because setup.exe assumes that everything works
> > (like rm) so if you try to reinstall with setup.exe, you are stuck.
> >
> > My fix was to exit out of all cygwin programs and in cmd, go looking
> > for the cygwin1.dll (assuming c: drive)
> >
> > dir c:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll*
> >
> > you should find a cygwin1.dll and a - move the
> > cygwin1.dll to cygwin1.dll.old and to cygwin1.dll.
> > If you see any other .new files, you might want to do the same.
> >
> > Then I reinstalled using setup.exe all the cygwin tools again (core,
> > etc) so that everything could run to completion successfully.
> >
> > If you don't find the file, then my problem was not
> > your problem (MPNYP).
> Thanks for the response, but it doesn't seem to be the same problem.
> I do not have any .new files in c:\cygwin\bin.  I've tried
> re-downloading and re-installing the the core (making sure I'm not
> using the shell at the same time), but still have the problem.

Setup actually does a bit more than leave .new files around -- it also
schedules the original files to be replaced by .new files on reboot.  If
you have since rebooted, Windows would have done the job of renaming the
.new files for you.

However, this still doesn't fix the problem of the postinstall procedure
being hosed (since all postinstall scripts ran with the old cygwin1.dll
and perhaps other DLLs).

You can look at the tail end of /var/log/setup.log to see what packages it
updated, then make sure you don't have any Cygwin processes running, run
setup again and reinstall those packages.  This should properly re-run the
postinstall scripts.

P.S. A note for the archives: now that setup has a proper mechanism to
detect failed postinstall scripts, along with scheduling replace-on-reboot
for the files in-use, we could (should) also create a batch file in
RunOnce after reboot to re-run the failed postinstall scripts...  If
someone wants to tackle this before I get to it (and it'll be a while for
me), feel free.
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