New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Aug 15 13:13:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 15 13:21, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Aug 15 10:53, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:
> > > lrwxrwxrwx  1 vzell Users   17 Aug 15 10:41 terminfo ->../share/terminfo      <----- This seems to be wrong
> Apparently not.  If you have a look into /var/log/setup.log, you can see
> that this is a result of the order in which the postinstall scripts are
> running.  The problem is that the script from
> the base-cygwin package is not run as the first script, so that we don't
> have a fstab file (and no usr/lib mount point) when the terminfo
> postinstall script runs.
> Here's another problem:  The bash postinstall script runs prior to
> the script as well and fails exit code 127,
> because it calls /usr/bin/install-info.  Since the /usr/bin mount point
> is created in, it doesn't exist so far and
> the call fails.  That shouldn't hurt since runs
> fine (it calls install-info without full path), but it shows the general
> problem.
> Along these lines, the coreutils postinstall script runs before the
> bash script as well even though its setup.hint file requires bash.
> Huh?
> So, how can we make sure that the script
> from the base-cygwin package runs as the first script?  Does it work
> to make bash depend on base-cygwin?

Eric?  Is the latter feasible?  I created the
in a way so that it only requires bash itself, not any coreutils tool.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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