setup-x86_64: postinstall errors: Package bash 1, Package a2ps 2 and xinit 134

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jul 23 09:00:00 GMT 2013


On 2013-07-23 02:21, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 22 23:40, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> On 2013-07-22 19:52, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
>>> Postinstall errors:
>>
>> Thanks for the feedback; remarks inline.
>>
>>> Package: bash
>>>      bash.sh exit code 1
>>
>> I think the problem is that virtual /dev is a read-only filesystem,
>> but if you make a real /dev directory; then you can write to it.
>> Could you run 'mkdir -p /dev' (without the quotes) and then try
>> rerunning setup-x86_64.exe?  I suspect this will work then.
>
> The base-cygwin script usually creates the /dev dir.  Do we have
> a dependency loop which let bash.sh run before base-cygwin?

The only package that depends on base-cygwin is cygwin itself, and 
neither depend on bash.

>>> Package: a2ps
>>>      a2ps.sh exit code 2
>>
>> This is due to a missing papersize(5) file.  I'm working on a fix,
>> but a workaround is to run the following command, then rerun
>> setup-x86_64.exe:
>>
>> echo letter > /etc/papersize
>
> I'd prefer `echo a4 > /etc/papersize' ;)

I suppose you would. :-)  Any idea how to provide a sane default that 
most people on both sides of the pond would be happy with?


Yaakov


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