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Re: Subversion mangling names in .svn/entries metadata file

Do you *really* think I didn't reboot it?  C'mon now, be serious.
I've been using Cygwin for at least 5 years, I think I can follow some
instructions when setup tells me I'll need to.

I think I ended up rebooting 12 times, or at least that what it seemed like.

Maybe I didn't explicitly say that I did reboot the system, but that's
not a reason to merely assume that I didn't.

In any case, it made no difference.  There were half a dozen files
ending in .new in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin, so *something* wasn't
running that was supposed to move them after a reboot.


Eagles may soar, but weasels?don't get sucked into jet engines.

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:12 AM, Jeremy Bopp <> wrote:
> On 10/26/2010 05:58 AM, J.C. Wren wrote:
> > OK, I did several things. ?First, I downgraded subversion to 1.6.12
> > and everything worked. ?Then I re-ran the installer and re-installed
> > the base cygwin package, which should have upgraded the DLL. ?It did
> > not, It was still at 1.7.5. ?I'm using setup 2.721,
> > for the site, the installer says the package
> > installed is 1.7.7-1. ?I then manually deleted the cygwin1.dll and ran
> > setup.exe again. ?THIS time it upgraded the DLL. ?The DLL's don't have
> > any weird permission, so I don't know why it didn't upgrade. ?I did
> > have sshd running, and setup threw a warning that I'd need to reboot.
> > Maybe something related to that?
> >
> > Anyway, at this point, I now appear to be able to use subversion
> > without filename mangling. ?I'm just curious why multiple installs of
> > the cygwin base didn't update the cygwin1.dll.
> >
> > Very weird!
> Setup.exe warned you that a file was in use and then told you to reboot
> in order to complete your installation, and yet you think it's weird
> that your installation is incomplete without a reboot. ?Hmmm....
> Anyway, this is a well known problem with Windows. ?Files that are in
> use, such as cygwin1.dll when sshd is running, cannot be immediately
> replaced. ?If you want to replace them, you must either ensure they are
> not in use (by stopping sshd and any other Cygwin process in this case)
> or schedule them to be replaced upon reboot (which is precisely what
> setup.exe does for you) and then actually reboot. :-)
> -Jeremy
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