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Re: After installing nc (netcat), nc.exe is not found

On 7/11/2018 10:34 AM, Heavenly Avenger wrote:
I have these versions, and nc is here happy and playful.

It is possible you attempted an upgrade while cygwin programs were
running? Cygwin services also count. This is due a limitation on windows
which locks files when they are in use, so cygwin updates can't replace
the files and end up failing.

You may ensure everything is closed and services stopped, re-run
setup-x86_64.exe, selecting the 'nc' package and switching it to
"Reinstall". Then let the setup do its things.

If the setup is hanging, or have hung up and you had to force-close it
the last install attempt you did, this is a strong sign that not just
nc, but several other packages that have been attempted to upgrade may
be compromised. To ensure that is not the case, a good

cygcheck -c

should help.

The package nc-1.10-4.tar.bz2 has 'usr/bin/nc.exe', which is the file
you claim missing.

Hope this helps! :)

Thanks for your help. I have notes that show what all I need to shut down when doing the
install. I caught all them (Cygwin SSHD, Cygwin cygserver, the X Server, and anything running
cygwin shells, etc.) - I think that's everything.

When I run cygcheck -c, it shows Incomplete on the two packages (nc and nc6) so they definitely
had problems, and appear to be the only ones which did.

I see that the .bz2 file is in my downloads area (I download to local without install, and then
install from local).

I tried running bunzip2 on that file and then extracting it using tar. The bunzip2 completed
quickly but the tar command took a long time (I'm not sure what it was doing during this time).

I'll try shutting everything down and doing a reinstall on the netcat stuff.


On 7/11/2018 2:10 PM, Mark Hansen wrote:
I've just updated to the latest Cygwin 64-bit installation on my Windows 7 PC. Included in this update was the package for nc (nc: A simple but powerful network tool) version 1.107-4

After downloading and installing, which all seemed to go fine, the man page for nc is there,
but nc.exe is not.

I included the following (netcat-related) packages:
- nc, 1.107-4
- nc6, 1.0-1
- nc6-debuginfo, 1.0-1

Is there something special I need to do to get nc.exe installed?


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