A script to check integrity of installed packages

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Aug 7 22:53:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 09:15:31PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >For some reason some commands (like "man" and "enscript") stopped working
> >for me.  After investigating, it turned out that parts of my /usr/share
> >tree got lost, and I wanted to find out exactly what got zapped without
> >having to reinstall everything on my system.  I used the attached script
> >to look through the installed package database and check my system against
> >it.  Hopefully, someone will find it useful.
> >
> >It would have also been nice if something like this were distributed
> >either with setup or as a separate package, or if this functionality were
> >incorporated into cygcheck.  If the latter sounds like a better option, I
> >could rewrite the script in C++ and submit the appropriate patch to
> >cygcheck.
> I think this definitely should be added to cygcheck.
> I've asked, from time to time, for volunteers to add more checking to
> cygcheck.  This would be a nice addition.
> cgf

FYI, I just posted a patch to cygcheck to the cygwin-patches list.  Just
to bring this thread to a closure.
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