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Re: HEADSUP maintainers: Packages install scripts without execute ?permissions

On Jun 22 16:09, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 22 13:58, Eric Blake wrote:
> > For that matter, are there any postinstall scripts currently relying on a 
> > different interpreter?  If not, then I'm in favor of the idea of changing 
> > setup.exe to be immune to the execute bit on postinstall scripts, at the 
> > expense of making postinstall scripts locked into bash (at least, as the 
> > initial interpreter).
> There can be only *.bat and *.sh files in /etc/postinstall and
> /etc/preremove.  *.bat files are started via `cmd /c file' and *.sh
> files are started via `bash --norc --noprofile -c file'.  So we sort of
> require a script to be a sh/bash script anyway right now.  Admittedly, I
> did not actually *look* into all postinstall/preremove scripts in the
> distro.

I just checked the entire 1.7 distro and here's the result:

We have not a single package left which uses a .bat file in postinstall
or in preremove.  That's great, IMHO.

And, AFAICS, all of the *.sh fiels are actually some variation of
sh/ash/bash script.

So I assume it's safe to remove the -c from setup's script starter


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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