cygstart fails

Marco Atzeri
Mon Jan 20 16:45:00 GMT 2014

On 20/01/2014 17:36, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 1/14/2014 5:08 PM, Christian Franke wrote:
>> Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
>>> Thomas Wolff sent the following at Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:26 PM
>>>> After today's setup update, cygstart (e.g. "cygstart .") fails
>>>> with: /usr/bin/cygstart.exe: error while loading shared libraries:
>>>> cygpopt-0.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
>>>> directory
>>>> (happened on two systems, both on Windows 7 64 bit, with cygwin 32 bit;
>>>> works with cygwin 64 bit) ------ Thomas
>>> Happened to me yesterday.  I installed popt and cygstart worked.
>> An update of the (now obsolete & empty) package libpopt0 removes
>> cygpopt-0.dll. The file cygpopt-0.dll is now in package popt.
> May I ask WHY this change was made? There is a REASON that DLLs get
> their own package, separate from the "main" package -- it's because
> DLLs' version numbers change, and in order to have both "cygfoo-0.dll"
> and "cygfoo-1.dll" installed at the same time, they need to be in
> separate packages...a single "foo" package won't do the trick.
> Granted, popt hasn't changed in about a decade, and is unlikely to
> "bump" to a new DLL number any time soon...but why mess with a working
> nomenclature system for no reason?
> --
> Chuck

I should say it is a dll only package

cygcheck -l popt

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