[Tinyos-help] About pogram error 57 in usip when trying to program a mote with cywin: Problem solved

barbaran barbaran at lcc.uma.es
Sun Nov 14 11:30:56 PST 2010

Hi Michael,

Yes, I remember you answered to my question, and I followed the topic on
the forum and I sae about 4 or 5 persons complaining about this issue, that
is not too much, and I'm not sure if it happens in every Windows.

As you suggested, I ran cygcheck -s and the version of the DLL is 1.7.7, I
don't know which one was the older one, but I guess it could be the one you
put in your email. I agree with you, it would be a nice idea that everybody
that has experienced this error could post the DLL version so we can know
if it is a general error.

Our experience here in Málagais that people that tries to install it and
find any problem move on to VMWare installation, probably that is why not
too many people has post the problem.

Regards and thank you for the quick answer,


On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:30:39 -0700, Michael Schippling <schip at santafe.edu>
> I suppose it's too late to look at your old install,
> but can you run this in your new cygwin shell:
>     cygcheck -s
> It will dump out a lot of info about paths and version
> numbers, one of which should be the base dll ID, like:
>      Cygwin DLL version info:
>          DLL version: 1.5.18
> AFAIK, this is as close as one can get to a cygwin version ID.
> Perhaps others who have "error 57" problems can do the same
> and we may be able to get some traction on this. I haven't
> followed carefully, but I seem to remember the error being
> intermittent for some people. Is/was that true?
> MS
> barbaran wrote:
>> Hi all, 
>> Around March of this year I posted a problem when trying to program a
>> mote
>> using TinyOS installed over cygwin, and I got error 57 when using uisp.
>> Other folks told me that they had the same problem even in Windows XP
>> 7,
>> but no one solution came up, so in that days a take the option of
>> installing VMware, but now I dont want to use it anymore, so I searched
>> into avr forums, and it seems that installing a new version of cygwin
>> everything would be all right. 
>> Yesterday I tried again, using Windows 7, so... firstly, I installed
>> tinyos using cygwin and rpms available, from the tinyos website, I got
>> the
>> error 57 problem when trying to test Blink application into a micaZ.
>> Then,
>> without uninstalling anything, I downloaded a new version cygwin and
>> installed it over the other one, after a while installing (as the
>> installation program download every cygwin's package separately) I
>> notice any difference with cygwin and neither with tinyos as all the
>> packages were still installed, and when I tried to program, everything
>> works fine!! 
>> So, this e-mail it is only for those who get the error 57 when trying
>> program a sensor, so they only need to update the cygwin, I think the
>> reason is that some windows update is creating some problem with the
>> tinyos
>> website cygwin version, so yu only need to update it to the latest.
>> I would also propose to the tinyos website administrator to change the
>> cygwin installer reference, or at least put a comment about this,
>> this problem could be causing some people that want to use TinyOS into
>> Windows to use other o.s. or have a mess trying to install vmware or
>> installing a Linux.
>> Regards,
>> Javier Barbarán
>> barbaran at lcc.uma.es
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