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Re: suggestion for Cygwin FAQ 2.19 "How do I uninstall all of Cygwin?"

I sent this email to the patches list (which I am subscribed to), but it
doesn't appear to have gotten there.  At least it does not appear in the

Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:13:05 -0700
From: me
To: patches list
Subject: add uninstall of cyglsa to FAQ

diff -r1.30 faq-setup.xml
> <listitem><para>If you installed <literal>cyglsa.dll</literal> by running the shell
> script <literal>/usr/bin/cyglsa-config</literal> as described in
> <ulink url=""; />, then you need to configure
> Windows to stop using the LSA authentication package.  You do so by editing the registry
> and restoring
> <literal>/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/Authentication Packages</literal>
> back to it's original value of <literal>msv1_0</literal>, and then rebooting.
> </para>
> </listitem>

On Wed 2013-11-06 13:55, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> On Nov  5 09:41, Tom Schutter wrote:
> > I was attempting to uninstall all of Cygwin when I ran into a snag.  I
> > couldn't delete bin/cyglsa/cyglsa.dll because it was referenced by
> > LSASS.  I was able to fix the problem by restoring the
> > /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/Authentication
> > Packages registry entry back to it's default value of msv1_0,
> > rebooting, and then removing cyglsa.dll.
> > 
> > But the point of this email is that I think this step should be added
> > to the Cygwin FAQ 2.19 "How do I uninstall all of Cygwin?".
> you're right.  Would you like to provide a patch to faq.xml?
> Thanks,
> Corinna
> -- 
> Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
> Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
> Red Hat

Tom Schutter

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