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RE: [E] Re: x3270




On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, mark.paulus@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Greetings, Mark, Marco & Chris (original poster),

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:37:36 +0000
From: mark.paulus@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: Marco Atzeri <marco.atzeri@xxxxxxxxx>,
    "cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx" <cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [E] Re: x3270

-----Original Message-----
On 4/15/2018 2:48 AM, Chris Johnson wrote:
Hi.

Not sure when this happened but I now have a complaint for cygwin on
exit about  x3270.sh returning exit code 1.  I found it listed in
/etc/setup/install.db and remove it.  No joy.  Do I recall the x3270
is defunct?  Either way, how do I get rid of this error.  It's annoying.

Thanks.


x3270 is still an active package

run /etc/postinstall/x3270.sh from bash and if you have no error rename it as /etc/postinstall/x3270.sh.done

Regards
Marco

The issue with mkfontdir in the postinstall script is already known (reported back in 2016, yikes!). I just haven't gotten around to issuing an update.

The path to the encodings dir is wrong (was moved as part of an X update). I have plans to better determine which directory to use, but haven't completed that. I also need to build the latest version, but the maintainer has drastically re-org'd the code. So, still work in progress.

The "workaround" is to either add a symlink, as you've noted below, or update the script to point to the "correct" place:

/usr/bin/mkfontdir -e /usr/share/x11/fonts/encodings /usr/share/fonts/misc

Oh, and, yes, adding a dependency on mkfontdir is needed.
Thanks for helping to poke me about getting this addresses.
:)

Manually ran x3270.sh and ran into a couple of issues that looks like they could use addressing:
First time I ran it, got this:
$ ./x3270.sh
./x3270.sh: line 9: /usr/bin/mkfontdir: No such file or directory

Installed mkfontdir package (need a dependency maybe?), then ran it again
and got this:
$ bash -x x3270.sh
+ FONTDIR=/usr/share/fonts
+ ENCODINGSDIR=/usr/share/fonts/encodings
+ MKFONTDIR=/usr/bin/mkfontdir
+ /usr/bin/mkfontdir -e /usr/share/fonts/encodings /usr/share/fonts/misc
opendir: No such file or directory

I "think" the issue here is that the encoding directory we want is actually
in /usr/share/X11/fonts/encoding instead of /usr/share/fonts/encoding.
Solved this by creating a soft link:
/usr/share/fonts
$ ln -sf /usr/share/x11/fonts/encodings .
/usr/share/fonts
$ ll
total 93
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 v808297 Domain Users  0 Apr 16 13:23 ./
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 v808297 Domain Users  0 Apr 16 11:44 ../
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 v808297 Domain Users  0 Feb 26 08:50 dejavu/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 v808297 Domain Users 30 Apr 16 13:23 encodings -> /usr/share/x11/fonts/encodings/
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 v808297 Domain Users  0 Feb 26 08:57 microsoft/
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 v808297 Domain Users  0 Feb 26 08:53 misc/

After these 2 corrections the x3270.sh script ran successfully and
I was able to rename it to x3270.sh.done

Thanks,

Mark

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