Uninstall/Reinstall a CygWin Package Advice

zzapper david@tvis.co.uk
Sun Feb 13 17:26:00 GMT 2005

I've never needed to uninstall a CyGwin package,so actually didn't know how.

My zsh was never being updated even though I could see that it was being downloaded and installed,
when I I ran setup.exe.

First of all INSTALL/REINSTALL/UNINSTALL/KEEP is all controlled by SETUP.EXE from the (marvellous)
"Select Packages to install"   window

REINSTALL should normally be enough HOWEVER

in case of problems such as mine I would RECOMMEND.

(first backup any config files eg  in my case .zshenv)


then if/as necessary manually delete any lingering binaries (TAKE CARE)

Then rerun setup.exe and select


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