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Attn: Yaakov [Was: Re: cygutils Postinstall Script Errors With Exit Code 128]
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- Cc: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 18:43:54 -0400
- Subject: Attn: Yaakov [Was: Re: cygutils Postinstall Script Errors With Exit Code 128]
- References: <CAHiT=DFj=y4PS5d_mj0erWpB-uCieE+KWh3T=J4wnuSOij5hJA at mail dot gmail dot com>
On 5/29/2013 11:47 AM, Reini Urban wrote:
I got the cygutils postinstall error also, caused by missing dependencies.
$ cat /etc/postinstall/cygutils.sh
both scripts do not exist, and are no cygutils reqs.
please test against it.
test -f /usr/bin/update-desktop-database && /usr/bin/update-desktop-database
test -f /usr/bin/update-mime-database && /usr/bin/update-mime-database
Known issue, waiting for cygport fix. cygutils relies on cygport
auto-generating the postinstall scripts which invoke those tools.
Cygport does this because the install package contains the following two
...and it generates the postinstall script unconditionally (e.g. I can't
turn it off) and the generated postinstall scripts themselves call the
tools unconditionally. Cygport also automatically adds the packages
which contain those tools to the requires: field of the setup.hint,
so...under normal circumstances, everything should be fine.
However, at user request I've manually removed the requires: line,
because the addition of these two files to the cygutils package
shouldn't have the effect of pulling *PERL* into the Base category. I
assumed we'd live with the semi-brokenness for a few days, until...
...I'm waiting for Yaakov to say whether this should be "fixed" in
cygport , or if I should override all the auto-generation stuff by
manually creating an explicit postinstall script (with suitable tool
existence checks) and setup.hint.
 arguably, cygport is doing the right thing: (1) ensuring that the
tools are called to install the two files, and (2) ensuring that the
packages which contain those tools are listed in the requires: line. So,
I'm not sure what the "correct" fix should be, and am waiting for
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