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Re: no longer administrator, can't mkdir /foo
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Mike Maxwell <maxwell at ldc dot upenn dot edu>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 09:17:01 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: no longer administrator, can't mkdir /foo
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Mike Maxwell wrote:
> This is for anyone else who reads this thread, looking for a solution.
> Mike Maxwell wrote:
> > Short of re-installing CygWin, is there a fix to all this mess?
> In the end, that's what I did: a new install. Unfortunately, I haven't
> found every package that I had installed previously, so there are things
> that are broken: apropos doesn't always work, some man pages are missing
> (probably the same problem), some binaries are missing. I install things as
> I find I need them. I *wish* there were a way to find out everything that I
> had installed, some kind of database that CygWin would maintain, and which I
> could copy to my new install directory. Sigh...
> Mike Maxwell
Check out /etc/setup/installed.db (and other files in /etc/setup). You
can use "cygcheck -c" to find out which versions of which packages you
have installed, and also to check whether any of the originally installed
files are missing on your system.
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