reinstallation fail: cygwin1.dll not found

Igor Peshansky
Fri Sep 14 16:31:00 GMT 2007

On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Zhen Cao wrote:

> I have installed cygwin on the folder "D:\cygwin", and it is okay but
> I have forgot to install "make". Maybe a mistake to delete all the
> contents in "D:\cygwin", but unfortunately I did.
> After I reinstall cygwin from scratch (also in d:\cygwin), I cannot
> use the shortcut on the desktop and it reported that "cygwin1.dll not
> found,...". Then I managed to download it into "d:\cygwin\bin\" but it
> reported "cygintl-8.dll not found, ...".
> How to fix this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Hard to say without more information, as requested in

> Problem reports:

but I suspect you have stale mounts from your previous install.  See where
your mounts point to by running the "mount" command.  Then run
"mount -sf d:/cygwin /; mount -sf d:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin; mount -sf
d:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib" and reinstall.  You can then remove the old tree...

> btw: the setup.exe is latest one.

Latest with respect to what?  An exact version number would be much more
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