Installation corrupt...

Jon Seidel CMC
Sat Nov 3 16:13:00 GMT 2007

I just downloaded/installed the latest cygwin (1.5.24-2) using, into a Vista Home Premium system (I know - ugh!)

I added a few packages to the default (such as vim, ImageMagick), but didn't 
think it was much; I removed ash..?

Anyway, the installed completed without complaints in a reasonable amount of 
time (none of the delay/hang problems reported on the list).

Almost nothing works when I start the Cygwin bash shell -- help, cd, pwd for 
example work, but not much else:

bash-3.2$ ls *
bash: ls: command not found

[carol@EDP19 /etc]$man -k ls
bash: man: command not found

[carol@EDP19 /etc]$cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out
bash: cygcheck: command not found
>>> So I was unable to get the cygcheck output that is requested for this 
>>> list

[carol@EDP19 /etc]$echo $PATH
Files/Common Files/Roxio Shared/DLLShared/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Common 
Files/Roxio Shared/DLLShared/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Common Files/Roxio 
Shared/9.0/DLLShared/:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/QuickTime/QTSystem/
>>>The PATH option looks very strange... no /usr entries...

Viewing the setup log shows that all the post-install tasks ended with an 
abnormal exit code:
     exit code=126 or exit code=127

My login user is an Administrator

/Users/carol isn't visible in bash, but it's there when I use cmd.exe from 

I tried running setup again, but this made no changes.... also re-ran it 
from the local directory (as suggested in one of the posts) and no change...

Any pointers? I've got cygwin up and running on two WinXP machines and it 
works just great!


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