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Re: setup complains about cygwin-doc package update




On Jul  5 13:32, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> Curious about an error that setup.exe reported today related to upgrading 
> package cygwin-doc to 2.8.1-1, saying:
> 
> Postinstall script errors
> 	These do not necessarily mean that affected packages will fail to function
> 	properly, but please check /var/log/setup.log.full and report any problems.
> 
> Package: _/cygwin-doc
> 	cygwin-doc.sh exit code 2
> 
> A subsequent setup.exe run with nothing pending gave a different message:
> 
> Package: _/Unknown package
> 	cygwin-doc.sh exit code 2
> 
> Looking in setup.log.full I see:
> 
> 2017/07/05 09:13:33 running: C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/cygwin-doc.sh"
> Can't find directory '/proc/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Cygwin'
> 2017/07/05 09:13:34 abnormal exit: exit code=2
> 
> Indeed, there is no Cygwin directory in existing directory 
> '/proc/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs'.
> 
> Looking at cygwin-doc.sh, it seems that the script is trying to put some things in that directory.
> 
> So, I manually created the directory and reran setup. This time no errors reported, 
> and the newly created directory contains the following files:
> 
> $ ls -l
> total 24
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1233 Jul  5 09:30 'API (HTML).lnk'
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1041 Jul  5 09:30 'API (PDF).lnk'
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1248 Jul  5 09:30  FAQ.lnk
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1224 Jul  5 09:30 'Home Page.lnk'
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1242 Jul  5 09:30 'User Guide (HTML).lnk'
> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1050 Jul  5 09:30 'User Guide (PDF).lnk'
> $
> 
> So, these are handy links to have, I guess, but is it appropriate for
> cygwin-doc.sh to presume that the directory exists? Maybe it should create it
> rather than simply bail out and complain if it doesn't exist.

In theory, the script should only create the files if the directory
exists.  Brian?


Corinna

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