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Re: Uninstalling windows octave destroyed my cygwin installation!

From: Joshua Scholar
Subject: Re: Uninstalling windows octave destroyed my cygwin installation!
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 16:19:41 -0800

I downloaded the newest version, I think!  I just risked running the
installer again to verify.
It's version 2.1.36

I installed them in completely different directories.  Cygwin was in
C:/Cygwin and octave in C:/Program Files/... The problem was clearly
related to the registry.

But well, luckily there are lots of alternatives to Octave.  If octave
developers respond to their program destroying installations with silly
denial, then they just insure the eventual obscurity of their program.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Weichmann" <address@hidden>
To: "Joshua Scholar" <address@hidden>;
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: Uninstalling windows octave destroyed my cygwin installation!

> OFW uses cygwin and therefore uses the same registry entries for its mount
> table.  Quite sometime ago now, the OFW ppl created their own version of
> cygwin which uses a different reg entry for it mount table.  With that
> the only way that this could have happened is if you downloaded a VERY old
> version of octave for windows.  The only other way anything could have
> happened is if YOU decided to install them both into the same directory.
> am not sure, but this might cause problems too.  To fix your problem you
> either go into your sys reg and fix your mount table, or you can use
> mount command via a DOS prompt, which will make the reg entries for you.
> XEmacs is still a problem try uninstalling / reinstalling it.
> Tom Weichmann
> On Saturday 29 November 2003 03:37 pm, Joshua Scholar wrote:
> > G***D**M F***** Octave destroyed my cygwin installation for the second
> > time.  It destroyed cygwin on install and destroyed my new cygwin
> > installation AGAIN on uninstall.
> >
> > The first time I installed the windows version of octave it took down my
> > installation of cygwin.  Not only would octave not run but neither would
> > any of the 50 packages I installed for cygwin.
> >
> > So, after a month or two, I went to the house of a friend who has a high
> > speed internet connection and made a new cygwin archive.
> >
> > After installing it, the programs in the new installation seem to work
> > although programs I installed separately like xemacs are still dead.
> >
> > Octave still didn't work, so I uninstalled it... And it destroyed cygwin
> > again.
> >
> > I just reinstalled cygwin AGAIN.  It said that it didn't need to install
> > anything and has restored registry settings so that it seems to work.
> >
> > XEmacs is still an Octave casualty.
> >
> > Joshua Scholar

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