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Re: Installation problem - "unix" root doesn't work

Hi Dave,

Your last mail gave a hint to me. The fact that bash.exe exists in one
place and doesn't exist in another place made me think about
Actually, I looked for it on my disk and I found a tool which included
in it an old version of cygwin1.dll.
Apparently, the installation of this tool was somewhat buggy because
the DLL was registered (loaded) but declared in the registry under an
another name... Something strange.
So, I got to erase it, restart the install and all went well.

That's tricky because you could register cygwin1.dll manually, it
worked well. But when anybody wanted to use the registered DLL, it
used not the new one, but rather the old one.

I suppose it's due to a crash or so.

Thank you very much for your help and for your sharp eye.

Michel Wozniak

2009/2/19 Dave Korn <>:
>  Oh, and another thing occurred to me:
> Michel Wozniak wrote:
>> So, I cleaned all the entries you asked from the user and system PATH
>> env, and I relaunched an installation.
>> The result is the same.
>  Another question we should try and answer:
>> If you launch it manually, you get :
>>   C:\cygfiles>C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c /etc/postinstall/
>>   /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/bash: /etc/postinstall/ No
>> such file or directory
>  How come bash.exe is clearly existing in the bin dir here ^^^^
>> The cygcheck -s -r -v gives :
>> Cygwin Configuration Diagnostics
>> Current System Time: Thu Feb 19 13:12:56 2009
>> C:\cygwin/bin  /usr/bin   system  binmode
>> Not Found: bash
>  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> .... but not here ...
>> bash                 3.2.48-21
> .... but it thinks the package is there ?  That's strange; what's actually in
> the bin dir?  Were there any errors in setup.log when it unpacked bash?
>  Maybe if you run through setup twice, the first time round get it to do
> absolutely nothing except reinstall bash, then try again once bash is working
> with a reinstall-on-top as described in the last post.
>    cheers,
>      DaveK
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