Unrecognisable file format errors running setup.exe
Tue Jan 5 07:56:00 GMT 2010
On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 05:06:28PM -0800, Paul Loewenstein wrote:
>Because I install Cygwin on multiple systems, I initially run setup.exe
>under wine (fedora 11) to download the files into a Samba-accessible
>directory (Distribution/Cygwin/ on Cambridge), into which I also place
>On a Vista system (I haven't tried to reproduce on XP), I then run the
>Samba-accessible setup.exe image to install from local directory. This
>worked flawlessly under Cygwin 1.5. For 1.7, I get repeated "Cygwin
>Setup" popup windows stating: "Can't open file
>//\\CAMBRIDGE\Distribution\Cygwin/ for reading: Unrecogisable file
>format" (spelling reproduced as displayed). Clicking OK button allows
>setup to continue.
>Apart from this, setup.exe appeared to function correctly except for not
>generating a desktop icon.
Hopefully you're not seriously expecting anyone to debutg a problem where
you run setup.exe under wine to download to a samba system so that setup.exe
can be run on YA system. That's hardly a common use case.
If this is something that you need debugged, I think you're going to have
to do it yourself.
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