reinstall cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sat May 30 23:01:00 GMT 2015

On 05/28/2015 12:38 PM, James Mao wrote:
> Dear friends,
> When I installed cygwin for the first time everything is fine. After I
> messed it up (trying to figure out X-windows), a lot of things changed: for
> example /usr/bin is not in default path and the default directory changed. I
> think a simple reinstall should correct all these. But it is not. I followed
> FAQ: deleted the folder and so on. But after reinstallation the /usr/bin is
> still not in $PATH, and now nothing in HOME (no directory, no .bashrc). What
> could be the reason that the new installation is different from my first
> installation? How can I reinstall a clean version? BTW, my os is windows 8.

What you did, as far as you described it, sounds fine.  So that points to a
local problem.  I'd say you're either suffering from BLODA or some
anti-virus or anti-spyware that's being over-zealous and inhibiting your
install or you have some other software on your machine that's using a
version of Cygwin under the hood and that's colliding with your main
installation.  Running 'cygcheck -srv' should point out offending alternate
Cygwin installations.

If none of these areas of investigation turn up anything that
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