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Re: Wanted X, got Perl - operator error or prequisiste
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Matthew O. Persico" <persicom at acedsl dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com, <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 09:14:23 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Wanted X, got Perl - operator error or prequisiste
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 9 May 2003, Matthew O. Persico wrote:
> On Thu, 8 May 2003 22:19:03 -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 10:10:55PM -0400, Matthew O. Persico wrote:
> >>Subject says it all.
> >says it all, too.
> The following searches were performed on the email archives
> XFree and perl - 45 hits
> XFree and require - 120
> XFree and requirements - 17
> XFree and prerequisites - 17
> A scan of the subjects and a number of the email bodies led me to
> message msg01159.html, which concerned how to create a package for
> installation using the setup.exe program including setup.hints. I made a
> quick detour to a shareware site to grab a .bz2 reader to see if I could
> find those files in the bz2 packages on my disk. I could not find them.
> However, I did check the setup.ini file. perl is listed as a dependency
> of only
> However, none of the packages whose category was XFree86 listed perl or
> any of the above mentioned programs as a dependency.
> A find / -name \*.pl revealed (among other things)
> Since these are perl scripts in the X11R6 tree, I have to assume that
> perl is a requirement.
> However, that assumption doesn't quite jibe with the fact that I
> couldn't find an explicit requirement anywhere in setup files.
> AFTER doing all that research, I felt I still did not have a definitive
> answer and therefore, I asked the question "Is perl a prerequisite of
> Next time I post a question, I will post the research done. I will also
> in the future post XFree questions to the cygwin-xfree list, not the
> main cygwin list.
> Thank you
> Matthew O. Persico
If you still want to get to the bottom of this, one crucial part of
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html> that you missed is attaching the output
of "cygcheck -svr" to your message. Among other things, that output
contains the list of packages that were actually installed, so it would
have been the basis to confirm or deny Harold's guess about you being
unlucky. FYI, if you ever want to see yourself exactly which packages you
installed through setup.exe, run "cygcheck -c".
NNTR if this issue is closed for you.
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