Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9
- Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:09:07 -0400
- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.9
On Wed, 2019-03-27 at 15:51 -0700, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:02:47, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> > >>> mintty requires: bash cygwin
> > I remember some discussion that the cygwin dependency, which most
> > packages have, should not (or does not need to be) listed.
> > And in fact, mintty does not depend on bash. Why does cygport think so?
> Uh, Mintty definitely *does* depend on Bash, what makes you think it doesnt?
> As a simple test case, rename Bash and try to run Mintty. You get this:
> Failed to run '/bin/bash': No such file or directory
> /bin/bash: Exit 126.
"Only" if /bin/bash is your preferred shell. Granted, that's the
default, and what most users would want anyway, but that is not
strictly speaking a mintty dependency. As I mentioned in my response,
the auto-detected dependency on bash is from mintheme.
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