Setup cant open package database error?

Tim Gunter
Thu Sep 25 17:11:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 05:20:25PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> Well, you could right-click on the directory in Explorer and select
> Properties -> Security -> Advanced...  I'm really not familiar with FAT32
> filesystems - I think neither ntsec nor ntea work on them.  Is there a
> possibility of moving Cygwin to an NTFS partition?  It would likely work
> much better there anyway...

there is no such tab on my system, i guess its probably better
to run from NTFS.

> Can you remove "/etc/setup/installed.db" by hand and rename
> "/etc/setup/" to it?  It might fix the problem, at least
> for one setup run...

i did this, and setup now behaves better and remembers that it
just installed the new stuff. looking at the current installed.db
file, and the output of "cygcheck -c", many packages that i
have installed are no longer listed(Perl, openssh, etc.). is this
information lost forever? atleast some of it appears in a
different format in the installed.db.old file.

thanks again for the help Igor.


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