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Re: Error: procedure entry point rl_variable_value ; cygreadline6.dll

On Sat, Nov 18, 2006 at 11:38:30AM -0500, Sarkar112 wrote:
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>Eric Blake wrote:
>> According to Sarkar112 on 11/18/2006 9:12 AM:
>> >> And now, whenever I try to start bash, I get the following error:
>> >> The procedure entry point rl_variable_value could not be located in the
>> >> dynamic link library cygreadline6.dll
>> Sounds like you had an instance of bash 3.0 running while you did the
>> upgrade.  Do you recall getting a message that you need to reboot?
>> >> Problem reports:
>> Following those directions, and including the output of 'cygcheck -svr' as
>> a text attachment, will help us diagnose your problem.  But I suspect that
>> it can be cleaned up by stopping ALL cygwin processes, rerunning
>> setup.exe, and letting it select the packages that still need upgrading,
>> including bash-3.2.5-6 and libreadline6-5.2-3.
>> --
>> Life is short - so eat dessert first!
>> Eric Blake    <>
>Reinstalling libreadline6 has fixed the issue. I've searched google for
>this problem with no luck, a few minutes ago, so this may be of help to

If so, hopefully anyone who reads this will generalize the problem into
thinking along the lines of "If it mentions problems with an entry point
in XXX, maybe the solution will be to install the newest version of the
package which contains XXX".

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