ncftp current release won't run - missing CYGREADLINE5.DLL

Alan Dobkin Alan@ADobkin.Net
Tue Apr 2 12:09:00 GMT 2002

After posting this message, I finally found the explanation:


--On Tuesday, April 02, 2002 2:43 PM -0500 Alan Dobkin <Alan@ADobkin.Net>

> In my case, I had all the required packages installed (at 
> least according to the setup program), but somehow the actual 
> contents of the libreadline packages never got installed on 
> my system.  In other words, the latest libreadline4 and 5 
> entries existed in /etc/setup/installed.db, and the files 
> libreadline[45].lst.gz existed in /etc/setup, but the files 
> /usr/bin/cyghistory[45].dll and /usr/bin/cygreadline[45].dll 
> did not exist.  The only way I can imagine this happened is 
> due to a bug (possibly fixed by now) in setup.exe, as that 
> is the only method I've used to install cygwin packages on 
> my system.  In any case, the solution was to reinstall them.
> I also wrote a quick little shell script to make sure I wasn't 
> missing any other files that were supposedly already installed.  
> It can be summed up with the following one-liner command:
> cd / && ls `zcat /etc/setup/*.gz | grep -v etc/postinstall` >/dev/null
> This will print out "No such file or directory" errors for each 
> file that is supposedly installed but doesn't actually exist.
> Alan

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