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Re: Problems installing on vista, no /bin in path
- From: Steinar Bang <sb at dod dot no>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 12:09:48 +0200
- Subject: Re: Problems installing on vista, no /bin in path
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>>>>> Eric Berge <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> So, here are my questions:
> 1. Does /var/log/setup.log show postinstall script failures,
> in particular for the bash postinstall?
Yes. Here are some of the lines:
2008/05/23 13:26:24 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo.sh
2008/05/23 13:26:33 abnormal exit: exit code=35584
2008/05/23 13:26:33 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c /etc/postinstall/update-info-dir.sh
2008/05/23 13:26:38 abnormal exit: exit code=35584
2008/05/23 13:26:38 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c /etc/postinstall/00bash.sh
2008/05/23 13:26:43 abnormal exit: exit code=35584
> 2. What happens when you run bash from a windows shell?
What I did was
1. start cmd.exe
2. type c:\cygwin\bin\bash at the cmd prompt
3. I get a
prompt, and no cygwin utilities found (ie. the same behaviour as
when starting the cygwin shortcut)
> Unfortunately this might only confirm that we're running into
> the same problem, but it would be new information that the
> problem can also occur on Vista. I say "unfortunately" because
> I haven't found a solution yet.
Ah. No idea what's the cause is, either?
> I actually suspected that this might occur on Vista SP1 as the
> underlying build number (6001) is the same for Vista SP1 and
> Windows 2008. I've done plenty of cygwin installs on Vista without
> problems (x86 and x64) but all were done before upgrading to SP1.
> Just a suspicion and a week on at that since I have also done some
> successfuly Windows 2008 installs of cygwin.
What I have is
Microsoft Vista Enterprise, Service Pack 1
from the property dialog on the Computer. I don't know how and where to
find the build number.
> Let me know what you see in these areas and we'll see if I'm barking
> up the wrong tree...if not I'll keep you informed if I find more on
> this (I have other posts on this to the cygwin mailing list and will
> continue to post if I find out more).
I'll keep an eye out for changes to your threads, then.
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