multiple cygwin1.dll message

Sun May 27 03:30:00 GMT 2007

Got it!

I finally got rid of c:\windows\system32\cygwin1.dll by
cd-ing there in cygwin, seeing it (finally!) and deleting
it. It wouldn't delete because it was write protected,
but it prompted me for Y/N, and Y got rid of it. (perhaps
the developers could add this test/prompt during normal
upgrade/installs when it prompts for deleting it? Would
have saved the day for me!). Anyway, a Windows search
did not find it, I didn't visually see it in the directory,
and my cygwin "find" I may have missed the filesystem in
cygwin's nomenclature. But it did seem to be "hidden" in

Thanks to all who helped! I upgraded to the latest cygwin
versions too. And rebooted.

I see I can now make C and Fortran programs again.

However, my Bourne shell script has broken. Sigh. If I
can't figure that out I'll post a new query.

Thanks, John

Kai Raphahn wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 02:14:47AM -0400, John wrote:
>>> John wrote:
>>>>   602k 2005/06/26 C:\WINDOWS\system32\cygwin1.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
>>>>                  "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=2005/5/25 19:38
>>> I just noticed this line in the output. However, a Windows search and
>>> a cygwin find does not find this file!!! I swear!
>> Two non-cygwin applications (setup.exe and cygcheck.exe) have told you
>> that the dll exists.  Have you tried just visiting the folder with
>> Explorer and deleting the DLL???  These applications are not doing
>> anything special to find this file so if they say there is a file in
>> c:\windows\system32 there is a file there.
> There is also the possiblity that this Cygwin-DLL got some hidden-attributes
> set and is not visible in a Explorer with the default settings.
> Kai
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