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From: Vince Rice <>
To: cygwin <>
Subject: Re: "setup-x86 --quiet-mode" problems
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:36:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

> On Apr 19, 2018, at 11:31 AM, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> I have an update script which calls "setup-x86 --quiet-mode".
> So far, this works great, but now it tries to install a new mintty.exe,
> but one mintty still running (where I started setup-x86), so setup-x86
> kills this process... and setup-x86.exe is killed, too, which resulted in
> a damaged cygwin installation :-(
> I was able to fix it by running setup-x86.exe via Windows Explorer (puhhhh!).
> How can I avoid this kind of problem in the future?
> I tried it with:
> setup-x86 --quiet-mode &
> sleep 1
> kill -9 $PPID
> But setup-x86 was killed again, too.

The way you fixed it already — don't run setup under mintty (or dash or …).
Setup is not a cygwin program (it's not linked to cygwin1.dll).
It's safest to have all of your cygwin processes stopped when you run setup,
anyway, to prevent problems just like this.
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  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-19 16:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-19 16:31 Ulli Horlacher
2018-04-19 16:36 ` Vince Rice [this message]
2018-04-19 23:28 ` Brian Inglis
2018-04-20 10:23   ` Ulli Horlacher
2018-04-22 14:05     ` Andrey Repin
2018-04-22 16:28       ` Brian Inglis

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