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SOLVED Subversion svn fails silently after updating Cygwin
I managed to get back into my bad install of Cygwin and ran
As you suspected a missing dependency popped up: /usr/bin/cygz.dll
cygz.dll is the only file in the libz0 package:
$ cyg-apt filelist zlib
$ cyg-apt filelist zlib0
In 1.5 setup.ini
requires: cygwin libapr1 libaprutil1 libdb4.2 libexpat1 libintl8
libneon27 libsasl2 libserf0_0 libsqlite3_0 zlib
In 1.7 setup.ini
requires: libapr1 libaprutil1 libdb4.2 libexpat1 libgcc1 libintl8
libneon27 libsasl2 libserf0_0 libsqlite3_0 zlib0 cygwin
I added zlib0 to the @ subversion requires and reinstalled subversion.
To my surprise this didn't fix the problem: I found that my install of
zlib0 was corrupt: the installed.db said it was installed when it was
not ie cygz.dll not present. Reinstalling zlib0 == fixed!
So I'd suggest the 1.5 @ subversion requires are incomplete (maybe the
1.7 ones too, but they are only lacking zlib, not zlib0 and zlib doesn't
The other people who are suffering the sudden svn failures could also try
and if cygz.dll is the problem, reinstall zlib0 to fix the problem.
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