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Re: Unable to install coreutils 8.15-1(?) - error in exit code 127

On 02/21/2012 05:18 AM, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
On 2/20/2012 12:35 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
That link error is typically a sign of cygwin1.dll being too old
compared to what coreutils 8.15 is expecting.  Are you sure your
cygwin1.dll comes from 1.7.10, and that it wasn't in-use when you
upgraded in such a manner that you are still running cygwin 1.7.9 in
Interesting. uname -a is reporting 1.7.9. You might be right! I'll try
to find a time to reboot and> check this out.

I had the same problem yesterday after trying to install "chere": cygwin
executables not doing anything, but cygcheck saying all packages OK.
After a lot of floundering, FAQing, web searches, trying to force
reinstall of coreutils 8.15, then forcing reinstall from local disk of
everything, still no cigar. Reading this thread this morning put me on
the right track: force downgrade of coreutils to 8.14-1. Then cygwin
works again, but that can only be a temporary fix, since every time one
runs setup, it upgrades coreutils to 8.15...

Anyway, after reboot, uname -a says 1.7.9-1. And indeed, opening
cygwin1.dll in "dependency walker" (a Win32, not a cygwin, tool) shows
that sys_siglist is not defined. But cygcheck states that 1.7.10-1 is
installed! Hence I forced reinstall of pkg "cygwin" (while it upgrades
coreutils). Now everything is fine.

I suppose we'll never know what began the problem. Still, cygcheck
should NOT have reported 1.7.10-1 as OK when it was not...

Thanks to the whole cygwin community for help on this in particular, and
for a fine ware in general.

Michel Bardiaux
"As far as I can see all I see is C"

To further report my progress... I did reboot and things were not good. Cygwin had problems. So I went to install coreutils-8.15-1 and things did not improve. I also saw uname reporting 1.7.9. But then what I did was set to reinstall both coreutils and cygwin base to make sure that cygwin1.dll got reinstalled. I also made sure all of my Cygwin services were stopped and that cygwin1.dll was not loaded (Process Explorer is great for that) and launched setup.exe from a Windows Explorer and set coreutils and cygwin base to reinstall. After that things were fine and uname reported 1.7.10.
Andrew DeFaria <>
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