Cygwin 2.6.0 Fork issue

Eliot Moss moss@cs.umass.edu
Fri Dec 30 19:25:00 GMT 2016


Looking at what you sent I see at least two suspicious
things:

1) SEVERAL orphaned Cygwin installations.  This indicates
you may have multiple installation of Cygwin in different
places, and this can certainly lead to trouble.

2) A number of files missing from certain packages, which
(at a glance) all seemed to be under /opt or /sbin.  Did
you happen to delete those hierarchies?  Or is there some
reason they could not be created?

I am not quite as expert at figuring out this sort of
problem as some others on the list, so I might be barking
up the wrong tree, but these seem worthy of investigation.

One way to fix things is to remove *all* Cygwin installations
(see the installation mentioned in the cygcheck output) and
reinstall Cygwin from scratch, paying attention if any files
could not be created (the /opt and /sbin concern).  There
may be simpler fixes.  And of course this does not rule out
BLODA (badly behaving other programs that interfere with
Cygwin's mechanisms - often anti-virus and similar tools).

Regards - Eliot Moss

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