Problem with setup.exe - C:\cygwin\bin\* isn't created
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed May 30 14:56:00 GMT 2007
On 05/30/2007, Dave wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
> > > On 30 May 2007 11:08, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> >> >> * Jean-Pierre Bogler (Wed, 30 May 2007 07:16:42 +0200)
> >>> >>> The download process worked well an the installation began. After
> >>> >>> installation I decided to add a desktop icon and double clicked on
> >>> >>> The dos box told me that it can't change the directory und can't
> >>> >>> bash.exe :( , so I looked into the C:\cygwin directory.
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> The only installed directories are: etc, lib, sbin, usr, var. And
> >>> >>> files: cygwin.bat and cygwin.ico. There is no bin directory!
> >>> >>> The setup.log file is full of the complaining listed below (...
> means that
> >>> >>> the message above appears more than once).
> >>> >>>
> > > Yes, but that's very far from an explanation of just how on earth the
> bin directory got installed in such an unexpected place, particularly when
> all the other directories ended up in the correct location.
> I've seen this before. To reproduce:
> 1. Install cygwin to some directory, say "c:\bizarro_path".
> 2. Optionally uninstall cygwin.
> 3. Install cygwin to another directory, "c:\cygwin"
> The first install set up your /bin mount to point to "c:\bizarro_path\bin".
In this case, the "bad" bin directory appears to be the result of a
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#3PP> - PDFMerge in this case.
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