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Re: Annoying error messages from setup




On 2019-03-06 17:57, Mark Geisert wrote:
> Enrique Perez-Terron wrote:
>> For some time (several months), the setup program always finishes with the
>> following message:
>>> Package: _/cygwin-doc
>>>     cygwin-doc.sh exit code 3
>>> Package: z/Perpetual
>>>     zp_texlive_finish.dash exit code 20
>> Looking into setup.log.full, I find:
>>> 2019/03/06 22:39:56 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile
>>> "/etc/postinstall/cygwin-doc.sh"
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/User Guide (PDF).lnk" failed; does the target
>>> directory exist?
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/User Guide (HTML).lnk" failed; does the target
>>> directory exist?
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/API (PDF).lnk" failed; does the target directory exist?
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/API (HTML).lnk" failed; does the target directory exist?
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/Home Page.lnk" failed; does the target directory exist?
>>> mkshortcut: Saving "/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start
>>> Menu/Programs/C:/cygwin/FAQ.lnk" failed; does the target directory exist?
>>> 2019/03/06 22:39:57 abnormal exit: exit code=3
>> Where do the "/C:" parts in the middle of the link names come from?
>> Investigating, I find that mkshortcut is being called like this:
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/User Guide (PDF)" -d "Cygwin User Guide
>>> PDF" -- /usr/share/doc/cygwin-doc/cygwin-ug-net.pdf
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/User Guide (HTML)" -d "Cygwin User Guide
>>> HTML" -- /usr/share/doc/cygwin-doc/html/cygwin-ug-net/index.html
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/API (PDF)" -d "Cygwin API Reference PDF"
>>> -- /usr/share/doc/cygwin-doc/cygwin-api.pdf
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/API (HTML)" -d "Cygwin API Reference
>>> HTML" -- /usr/share/doc/cygwin-doc/html/cygwin-api/index.html
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/Home Page" -d "Cygwin Home Page Link" -a
>>> https://cygwin.com/index.html -- /usr/bin/cygstart
>>> /usr/bin/mkshortcut -A -P -n "Cygwin/FAQ" -d "Cygwin Frequently Asked
>>> Questions Link" -a https://cygwin.com/faq.html -- /usr/bin/cygstart
>> There appears to be a bug in mkshortcut.
>> Could this be somehow related to my enabling native symbolic links?
>> (Not sure if this error began before I did that.)
>> I don't know where to find the source for mkshortcut, and not sure if
>> somebody else knows this program and can look into it. Should I report this
>> somewhere?
> Consider it reported :-O.  'cygcheck -p mkshortcut' shows mkshortcut is part of
> the cygutils package.  I'm the maintainer.  You aren't using zsh as your shell,
> are you?  I ask because zsh apparently has its own mkshortcut.  Let me
> experiment a little bit and try to reproduce your first issue.
> Your second issue is something totally separate and I can't help with it.
The intent of the mkshortcut args -A --allusers from the $CYGWINFORALL setup env
var switches -P --smprograms from using $APPDATA to using $ALLUSERSPROFILE as
the prefix for -P .../Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/ and -n Cygwin/...
creates or uses the relative Cygwin subfolder to store the shortcuts.
Could the existence of a C:/Cygwin/ root be confusing mkshortcut into using an
absolute Windows path instead of a path relative to .../Start Menu/Programs/?

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