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Re: 1.7.7: Windows 2003 R2 WOW64: Cygwin installation fails
- From: Gerry Reno <greno at verizon dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:00:15 -0500
- Subject: Re: 1.7.7: Windows 2003 R2 WOW64: Cygwin installation fails
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On 02/10/2011 08:16 PM, Gerry Reno wrote:
> After having so much difficulty post-upgrade Cygwin 1.5 to 1.7 on my
> Windows 2003 R2 WOW64 machine:
> I prepared a fresh installation of Windows 2003 R2 WOW64 and
> installed Cygwin 1.7.7 using setup.exe from the cygwin.com site.
> Conclusion: A fresh install of Cygwin 1.7.7 FAILS on Windows 2003 R2
> There are numerous postinstall failures:
> Package: base-cygwin
> 000-cygwin-post-install.sh exit code 128
> Package: coreutils
> coreutils.sh exit code 1
> Package: terminfo
> terminfo.sh exit code 35584
> Package: bash
> bash.sh exit code 128
> Package: terminfo0
> terminfo0.sh exit code 128
> Package: base-files
> base-files-profile.sh exit code 128
> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 128
> Package: man
> man.sh exit code 128
> The bash login shell fails:
> bash-4.1# echo $PATH
> em:/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft SQL Server/90/Tools/binn/
> No PATH is set.
> bash-4.1# /usr/bin/cat /etc/profile
> /usr/bin/cat: /etc/profile: No such file or directory
> No system-wide profile.
> I've attached a cygcheck.out.
> Please let me know if you would like anymore information. I'll keep
> this machine around as is for a few days if it will help.
I went and cleared out everything and started over but first moving the
DEP setting from All to Windows-only.
This time the Cygwin installation completed without postinstall errors
and the bash login shell is working.
What I think would be good is for Cygwin setup to detect and warn
about the DEP setting on Windows 2003 / Windows 2008.
What happened in my case was that I originally had a good installation
of Cygwin 1.5 on Windows 2003 that apparently worked fine with DEP in
the restrictive setting. It was only after I upgraded it to Cygwin 1.7
that problems appeared.
I'm now going to try a Cygwin reinstall on my original machine after
changing the DEP setting to see if the 1.7 upgrade installation can be
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