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Re: DLL problems on fresh install

On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 02:07:11PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov 22 03:38, Scott Hepler wrote:
> > Hi folks:
> > 
> > Sorry to bring what is apparently a FAQ, but I'm stuck.
> > 
> > I had an existing Cygwin install (1.5.?) which I upgraded to 1.5.21-1 via
> > setup.exe.  I started getting that infamous error:
> > 
> > -snip-
> > 7 [main] ? (336) C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe *** fatal error - system shared
> > memory version mismatch detected - 0x75BE0074/0x2D1E009C.
> > -snip-
> > [...]
> > Can anybody help me stop this wandering, please?
> Since you said you searched the machine for another cygwin1.dll, but the
> above message is quite clear, I'm wondering if you have some 3PP software
> on your machine which installed a cygwin1.dll under another name
> together with their 3PP stuff (obfuscating rulez).  Did you really search
> everywhere?  Even in C:\Windows?

Ah, good point.  I used Windows' Search tool to look, and one never knows
where that looks.  So, I searched the PATH manually, and found nothing
obvious.  Do you have any good tips for finding renamed .dll's?  A size
range perhaps?  Or an alternative search tool other than 'find', since that
doesn't work right now, obviously :(

The problem with this theory is that it was working fine just before the
upgrade, and not working just after.  Is it possible that this message is a
red herring, hiding some other problem?

Thanks for the help -- I have hope again!


Scott Hepler
System Administration and Security
Web Development

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