Cygwin 1.7.12-1: exit code 1 during post-install regarding dirs in /dev

Eric Blake
Wed Apr 4 13:33:00 GMT 2012

On 04/04/2012 07:04 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr  4 14:12, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Apr  4 12:24, Andre Loker wrote:
>>> I *suppose*  the issue is related to this change in 1.7.12:
>>> "- Cygwin now automatically populates the /dev directory with all
>>> existing POSIX devices."
>>> Do I have to take any actions regarding those issues? If so, which?
>> Thanks for the report.  That's a blatant bug in the /dev handling.
>> I hope I fixed it sufficiently in CVS.  I'm just generating a new
>> snapshot which should be available in about half an hour on
>> Please give it a try.  For instance, call the /etc/postinstall/

A question from the bash maintainer - do I need to do anything special
in the bash postinstall script to live with the new /dev handling?  I
can push out a new bash package ASAP if that is the case.

Eric Blake    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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