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Re: Is anyone looking into the file-in-use setup.exe problems?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:03:17 -0500
- Subject: Re: Is anyone looking into the file-in-use setup.exe problems?
- References: <20100114163334.GA10135@ednor.casa.cgf.cx>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 11:33:34AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>It seems pretty clear that something is broken in setup's file-in-use
>There seems to be recent breakage in that an in-use cygwin1.dll may cause
>the whole cygwin package to not be installed.
>But there is also, I think, a more fundamental problem. If you can't
>install cygwin then setup.exe should not be attempting to run
>post-install scripts since they will likely break.
>More generally, if the installation of a package dependency fails then
>the package post-install script should probably be delayed into system
>Do I have this right? Is anyone thinking about looking into this or
>does anyone have any insight into the recent breakage?
I've just fixed a bug that may have been the root cause of this problem.
I could easily reproduce the problem by running a "sleep" trying to
install. A retry would "succeed" but actually cause a bogus file to be
created. And, a continue would cause similar confusion. I couldn't
find any problems after my fix was implemented.
There is a new version of setup.exe installed. If we continue to see
people complaining about missing files I'll investigate further but I
hope this problem is now gone.