runtime unpleasantness with setup.exe
Mon May 7 21:53:00 GMT 2007
Christoph Otto wrote:
> I'm trying to make an automated cygwin install as part of another
> project. Everything works as expected, except on my boss's tablet
> (running XP with all updates). There the installer runs into a error
> parsing an ini file (presumably my setup.ini) when using the stable
> setup.exe (v2.510.2.2). A screenshot of this error is at
> https://research.ori.org/rft/cygbug/parsing_error.png . The only
> changes I made to the setup.ini were to add some Perl packages to the
> Base category so they'd be installed automatically. I also tried to
> build setup.exe from CVS, but using that exectuable gives me a runtime
> error (https://research.ori.org/rft/cygbug/runtime_error.png).
> Again, everything (both normal and CVS setup.exe) works fine on the
> other two machines I have for testing. The only failures happen on my
> boss's tablet. Logs from the install with the stable setup.exe are in
> the same directory.
I think we're going to need more detail to be able to tell you anything
useful. For example, a link to the edited setup.ini that won't parse,
or the exact configure/make commands you used to build.
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