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Re: setup complains about cygwin-doc package update

On 2017-07-05 08:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul  5 13:32, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
>> Curious about an error that setup.exe reported today related to upgrading 
>> package cygwin-doc to 2.8.1-1, saying:
>> Postinstall script errors
>> 	These do not necessarily mean that affected packages will fail to function
>> 	properly, but please check /var/log/setup.log.full and report any problems.
>> Package: _/cygwin-doc
>> exit code 2
>> A subsequent setup.exe run with nothing pending gave a different message:
>> Package: _/Unknown package
>> exit code 2
>> Looking in setup.log.full I see:
>> 2017/07/05 09:13:33 running: C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/"
>> Can't find directory '/proc/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Cygwin'
>> 2017/07/05 09:13:34 abnormal exit: exit code=2
>> Indeed, there is no Cygwin directory in existing directory 
>> '/proc/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs'.
>> Looking at, it seems that the script is trying to put some things in that directory.
>> So, I manually created the directory and reran setup. This time no errors reported, 
>> and the newly created directory contains the following files:
>> $ ls -l
>> total 24
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1233 Jul  5 09:30 'API (HTML).lnk'
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1041 Jul  5 09:30 'API (PDF).lnk'
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1248 Jul  5 09:30  FAQ.lnk
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1224 Jul  5 09:30 'Home Page.lnk'
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1242 Jul  5 09:30 'User Guide (HTML).lnk'
>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 knellis Domain Users 1050 Jul  5 09:30 'User Guide (PDF).lnk'
>> $
>> So, these are handy links to have, I guess, but is it appropriate for
>> to presume that the directory exists? Maybe it should create it
>> rather than simply bail out and complain if it doesn't exist.

I am a big fan and hoarder of shortcuts, bookmarks, links, URLs, etc.

> In theory, the script should only create the files if the directory
> exists.  Brian?

Assumption made was that setup would create SM/Programs/Cygwin, but the
postinstall/preremove scripts should check and exit if not there.
Presumably if no shortcuts are desired, that dir is not created?
I can change the scripts to check and fail quietly if not there.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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