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Re: Emacs is coming back - 2nd try

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According to Eric Blake on 7/17/2007 6:43 AM:
> However, when trying to reproduce the build, I got this failure during the
> package phase:
> cygport emacs-22.1-2 package
> ...
>>>> emacs-el-22.1-2.tar.bz2
> ...
> tar: usr/share/emacs/22.1/leim: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> *** ERROR: Binary package creation failed

Actually, things failed earlier in the 'install' phase, but there was so
much output that I had missed it.  I am getting a lot of warnings like:

chown: `Eric': invalid user

My Windows account name is 'Eric Blake', with a space, although I've set
up my /etc/passwd so that id (and also $USER) report me as 'eblake'.  But
something in the emacs Makefiles needs to be patched so that it either
properly quotes Windows account names, or else uses a numeric uid as the
argument for chown (and why it even tried to use the Windows account name
is worth investigating).

When all was said and done, the 'install' phase failed on me:

*** ERROR: make install DESTDIR failed

so I think there is a cygport bug that it still tries the 'package' step
after an 'install' failure, when invoked as 'cygport emacs-22.1-2 prep
build install package'.

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake   
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