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Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
- From: Duncan Roe <duncan_roe at acslink dot net dot au>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:31:55 +1100
- Subject: Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
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On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 05:09:54PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:07 +1100
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
> > On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I have been getting the following error when I update/install packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
> >> Package: _/Unknown package
> >> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
> >> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following cryptic error message:
> >> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
> >> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
> >> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
> >> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> > Hi Martin,
> > I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
> > (from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.
> > Cheers ... Duncan.
> Hi Duncan,
> Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a solution for me as /etc (/cygwin/etc) already exists and has been populated with the packages that I have installed so far.
> I omitted to mention in my original email that even though the error is presented every time I make a change to my Cygwin installation, it does not appear to affect the operation of Cygwin in any way - at least I have not run into any unexpected behavior yet.
I meant you need to create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc i.e. (in DOS / CMD
window with Admin privilege):
> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers
> mkdir etc
I agree there seem to be no ill effects from the error except the nuisance of
having an error popup.
Cheers ... Duncan.
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