Problem uninstalling/deleting cygwin

Neven Luetic
Tue Jan 25 17:48:00 GMT 2005


after a (stupid) attempt to install an older version of cygwin over my
current installation (using the "cygwin time machine" mentioned some
days ago) I just wanted to throw it away and start anew, but the cygwin
directory is undeletable. 

This is due to some symbolic links from versions of uninstalled programs
pointing to nowhere (i.e. /usr/autotool/devel/bin/automake, which is a
symlink to automake-1.9). 
I am able to change owner and permissions of these files to whatever I
want, but I can not delete them ("Permission denied").

What should I do, to get a clean new install?

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