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

Christopher Faylor
Thu Apr 4 05:52:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 01:44:30PM +0000, David Starks-Browning wrote:
>On Thursday 4 Apr 02, Robert Collins writes:
>> > Sorry, but I ran the newest setup This Week (monday), and it 
>> > broke my ftpd operation, ("Can't set uid") and tossed out the 
>> > cygreadline5.dll breaking ncftp.exe so I'm not spreading old 
>> > information.
>> > 
>> > One of the posters aimed me at the Faq which talks about
>> > how dll's can get deleted, and how to manually walk thru
>> > the installation and install separate packages in order to 
>> > restore deleted dlls, 
>> > which I then paraphrased and posted in reply
>> > to Robert Collins question. 
>> > 
>> > If setup.exe is now fixed, thats great,
>> > I guess the Faq needs to be updated. 
>> Yes, you're right. 
>Someone will have to explain to me how the FAQ is wrong here.
>(Apologies if it's been stated.  This thread has been difficult for me
>to follow, even after studying it in the list archives.)

The FAQ isn't wrong.  The problem can still exist and probably will exist
for a couple of months.  It's still possible that someone could have a
corrupted installation and not notice it.  I don't think that setup.exe will
notice that you have a missing dll and download it automatically unless the
package with the DLL is newer than the installed package.

I am concerned by reports that someone updated their installation (apparently)
with the most recent setup.exe and still had the problem.  If that is the case,
then setup.exe isn't really fixed.  I think we need more data before we proclaim
that setup.exe is fixed but, regardless, the FAQ entry should stay.


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