cygwin package for lyx- Re: lyx postinstall error - attention maintainer

Bo Peng
Mon Feb 4 15:34:00 GMT 2013

Hi, Marco,

I have added fontconfig to the setup.hint file  and replaced tetex
packages with texlive. Python was already there. Please upload the
files if the package is usable with the updated setup.hint

The LyX team maintains a native windows distribution, and one of the
developers maintains a cygwin distribution that uses native qt4. Since
no one in the LyX team is willing to maintain the official cygwin
build, please declare it as orphan so that a new maintainer can take
it over.


On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 1:56 AM, marco atzeri <> wrote:
> On 2/3/2013 12:13 AM, Bo Peng wrote:
>> Dear cygwin-apps,
>> I was notified about a postinstall error in the lyx 1.6.6 package that
>> I prepared about two years ago. I have retired from the lyx
>> development team but since no one picked up my role as the cygwin
>> maintainer, I have prepared a cygwin package for lyx, which
>> can be downloaded from
>> Please let me know if it works as expected because the whole process
>> seems to be a bit different from two years ago.
>> Cheers,
>> Bo
>> On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 11:44 AM, marco atzeri <>
>> wrote:
>>> On 1/9/2013 6:29 PM, Bo Peng wrote:
>>>> Hi, Marco,
>>>> I retired from the lyx development team a few years ago and have
>>>> stopped maintaining its cygwin build. I have asked around but nobody
>>>> seemed to be interested in taking over my role. Anyway, if the 1.6.6
>>>> building is not working properly, I will try to update it to the
>>>> latest version in the next few weeks.
>>>> Bo
> Hi Bo,
> if you are not planning to maintain anymore the package,
> you should declare it as orphan, so we can officially
> look for a new maintainer
> About this package, it builds fine but the dependencies are wrong
> "requires: cygwin aspell python libQtCore4 libQtGui4 libintl8 gettext gv
> tetex tetex-base tetex-bin ImageMagick ghostscript-fonts-std
> font-adobe-dpi75 libgcc1 libiconv2 libintl8 libstdc++6 libX11_6 zlib0"
> /etc/postinstall/ requires
> /usr/bin/fc-cache = fontconfig
> All tetex* are now obsolete, we are now using texlive
> The current tetex depends will pull:
> tetex -> texlive-collection-basic
> tetex-bin -> texlive texlive-collection-basic texlive-collection-binextra
> tetex-base -> texlive-collection-binextra
> texlive-collection-fontsrecommended texlive-collection-fontutils
> texlive-collection-genericrecommended texlive-collection-latexrecommended
> texlive-collection-metapost texlive-collection-texinfo
> Probably a trimming is possible.
> Additional question about and /usr/share/lyx/scripts/*py
> I assume you need to add python or are they only optional ?
> Regards
> Marco

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