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Re: BIG Issue with 1.7 install.... multiple utils missing: mount, cygcheck, mkpasswd, etc

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 12:43:00PM -0800, Linda Walsh wrote:
>Michael Kwong wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone else has seen this issue, but after installing 1.7
>> from setup.exe, starting up cygwin causes it to complain about not
>> being able to find /usr/bin/sed, and the shell also doesn't seem to be
>> fully functional either (delete key doesn't work, less is not working
>> properly ... etc).
>I have no mkpasswd or group, no mount.  Don't know what else is missing.
>I do have 'sed', but it might have been there from before (I didn't reinstall

Please don't spread misinformation.  There is no reason for sed to be a
prerequisite since it is in the Base category and should be installed
unless it is explicitly disabled.

>I've done a cygcheck -c to see if any packages had missing files.
>cygwin-doc and gcc4-<something> -- I reinstalled them but it changed nothing.
>I didn't really expect it to, since package 'cygwin' is supposed to contain 
>mkpasswd, and it was listed as complete.

So, you were looking specifically for "mkpasswd" and tried reinstalling
"cygwin-doc" and "gcc4-<something>"?  That doesn't make a lot of sense.


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