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RE: Upgrade woes ("file in use")

> Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:56 +0000
> From: reliable sources
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> Subject: Re: Upgrade woes ("file in use")
> Nuzhna Pomoshch wrote:
>> "In-use files detected"
>> "Unable to extract /etc/postinstall/ -- the file is
>> in use.
> This is thoroughly bizarre. Nothing should be opening that file except
> setup.exe itself (either when creating it or when invoking bash to run it
> after installation is complete). It sounds very much like BLODA interference:
> your on-access anti-virus scanner may have kept an open handle on it after
> setup.exe had closed its own. It's known to occasionally happen with some AVs.
>> So I rebooted the machine (definitely no Cygwin processes
>> running now), and the same thing happened.
> That just makes it seem even more likely that it's something else installed
> in your system that is interfering.

I used to have this problem with building c++ apps
and ld couldn't over write the exe. I used the
sysinternals handles to determine it
was TeaTimer...

>> Now, I no longer have bash (as well as many other cygwin
>> programs). Nothing looks unusual on the machine to me.
>> Can someone tell me what happened (and just as important,
>> how to repair the Cygwin installation)?
> Simplest thing to do would be to re-run through setup.exe with everything
> set to 'reinstall', but you'll need to find out what's interfering and disable
> it first. If you need to do an emergency repair to get up and running, you
> should be able to get at least somewhere by copying 'sh.exe' to 'bash.exe' in
> the cygwin bin dir using DOS or windows explorer.
> cheers,
> DaveK
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