New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Brian Dessent
Fri Aug 15 13:46:00 GMT 2008

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> What I still don't get is that, in my local install, the update-info-dir,
> coreutils, and terminfo postinstall scripts ran before the bash postinstall
> script, even though all of them list bash as requirement.  Any idea?

It's a circular dependency -- _update-info-dir and bash both list each
other as requirements.  In such a situation with loops it's impossible
to give a topological ordering that satisfies both constraints, so it
comes down to chance (or rather the order that things are evaluated) as
to which goes first.  It looks like _update-info-dir happens to get to
the top.


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