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Re: Windows find.exe crashes during Cygwin setup
- From: "Yonatan Avraham" <yonatan_avraham at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 12:39:50 +0200
- Subject: Re: Windows find.exe crashes during Cygwin setup
Regarding my previous post (failure to install Cygwin), I discovered the
problem. Maybe it's obvious to others, but I thought that I'd share it here
in case it could help anyone. It turns out that the system I used to
download the packages already had a version of Cygwin installed on it. So
when I downloaded the packages, any packages that were still current on that
system were not downloaded by setup, and then when I copied the files to the
system I was actually installing on, there were of course missing packages
(like grep, cat, and others...).
BTW, Under the Question "How do I just get everything?," the FAQ states that
"At the "Select Packages" screen, in "Categories" view, at the line marked
"All", click on the word "default" so that it changes to "install". (Be
patient, there is some computing to do at this step. It may take a second or
two to register the change.) This tells Setup to install everything, not
just what it thinks you should have by default." ---- As it turns out
this doesn't exactly tell setup to install _everything_(from what I can
see), but rather tells setup to install everything _that you don't have
already_. In order to get around this, I simply renamed my c:\cygwin
directory to something else temporarily in order to "trick" setup into
thinking that I really did need everything.
Well I wonder if there is already a really obvious way to do this with setup
that I was just missing.
I'm encountering a problem while trying to install Cygwin on a Window XP
box from a local >directory of packages. Several times during the setup
procedure, Windows pops up an error >message informing me that the Windows
find.exe utility has encountered a problem and needs to >be closed.
Needless to say, I'm left with a broken installation afterwards, with
missing files and >libraries, no user profile, broken links, etc. I
downloaded the package from a few different mirrors, >but can't seem to get
through the setup procedure without receiving these errors. Any ideas?
>I've searched the archives, faq, net, etc, and didn't find any reference
to such a problem. Any >help would be appreciated.
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