lftp installation problem fixed

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epamail.epa.gov
Thu Jul 23 18:15:00 GMT 2009

A recent release of the lftp package came with an incomplete list of
package dependencies.  As a result, if you recently installed lftp, it may
be broken for you because you didn't get all of the packages it needs in
order to run. 

To see if you're affected by this problem, just run lftp.  If it starts
normally, then you're fine.  If it quits right at the start, complaining
about a missing DLL, then you need to reinstall it.

To reinstall lftp:  In setup.exe, in the row for lftp, click on the entry
in the "New" column until it says "Reinstall", then click on Next.  setup
will install the missing additional dependencies, after which lftp should
work normally.  If it doesn't, please post a bug report here.

lftp is a sophisticated file transfer program and ftp/http client.  It
supports multiple network protocols, offers tab completion, command
history, job control, and bookmarks, can mirror sites and transfer multiple
files in parallel, and keeps trying interrupted operations until it can
complete them.

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


If you want to unsubscribe from the cygwin-announce mailing list, look
at the "List-Unsubscribe: " tag in the email header of this message.
Send email to the address specified there.  It will be in the format:


If you need more information on unsubscribing, start reading here: 


Please read *all* of the information on unsubscribing that is available
starting at this URL.

More information about the Cygwin-announce mailing list