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Re: cydwin not starting - cygreadline6.dll missing
I can confirm this issue. I have never tried to install 1.7 on my machine.
After a total wipe of Cygwin (using the instructions at
http://cygwin.com/faq.html section 2.17), I attempted to reinstall
Cygwin. I used http://mirrors.xmission.com as the download site. I
accepted the default set of packages.
When running /etc/postinstall/update-info-dir.sh during the
installation, I got this error:
This application has failed to start because cygreadline6.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
When I click OK, I get the same error for each of the other
I have tried with http://mirrors.kernel.org and got the same problem.
libreadline does not appear in the package list!
On Thu 2009-02-05 10:11, Warren Young wrote:
> Luca.Maltagliati@aero.jussieu.fr wrote:
> > I installed cydwin (I have windows XP (SP3)) with the setup.exe, adding
> > only the openssh to the basic.
> I don't suppose you tried, first, to install Cygwin 1.7, then later
> installed 1.5? If so, this and other bad things will happen. See:
> The fix is to go back through setup.exe, and do a forced reinstall of
> bash, libreadline, and libncurses, at minimum.
> Either that, or totally nuke your 1.7 attempt and retry the 1.5 install
> from scratch.
> > Searching the package list gave me back zero results
> That's weird. I can confirm. It should give you libreadline6-*. Maybe
> there's something broken with the package indexer.
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