Broken package selection for a full install

Igor Pechtchanski
Fri Mar 5 14:34:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Daniel F. Dickinson wrote:

> I installed cygwin (version 1.5.7) using setup.exe.  I downloaded all
> the files locally, then cycled to "Install" rather than "Default" for
> selection "All".  A large number of post-install scripts produced the
> error dialog "A required .DLL file CYGPCRE.DLL is missing" and "A
> required .DLL file CYGKPATHSEA-3.DLL is missing".  A perusal of the
> mailing list in some recent messages gave me a clue:  It seems that
> setup (or dependencies in a lot packages) are broken, and the libraries
> required are not always selected (in this case libpcre and libkapthsea3).
> I have fired up setup and opened up every branch, and discovered that
> there are actually quite a few packages that were not installed.  Either
>   cycling to "Install" in "All" is not what I thought (install
> everything), or setup is broken.  Well setup is broken anyway because,
> it should, at a minimum, install all dependencies.
> Cheers,
> Daniel


If you're willing to temporarily rename the existing installation root
(and the registry keys) and reinstall from scratch, please post the
/var/log/setup.log and /var/log/setup.log.full from an install session
that exhibits the above problem.  Note that /var/log/setup.log.full is
overwritten every time you run setup.  After the install, you can rename
the old directory back (and the registry keys, if you did something fancy
with mounts or options -- otherwise they should be identical).
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