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

Charles Wilson
Tue Jul 23 18:50:00 GMT 2013

On 7/23/2013 12:40 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 2013-07-22 19:52, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
>> Postinstall errors:
>> Package: xinit
>> exit code 134
> This is from a SIGABRT in mkshortcut.  Chuck?

	/usr/bin/mkshortcut $CYGWINFORALL -P .....
where $CYGWINFORALL is probably -A

This is the same bug as this one:

I never replied directly to that message (I was still AWOL at the time), 
but I later referenced it here:

> I believe your report has to do with error handling when attempting
> to modify the All User's Desktop, when you don't actually retain the
> elevated permissions necessary to do so.
> However, mkshortcut shouldn't *hang* in that case, so it's definitely
> mkshortcut bug. I just haven't had the cycles to track it down and
> fix it. PTC...

...and that's still true.  Is there are way for setup.exe to delegate 
its elevated credentials down to /bin/bash, and thence to 
mkshortcut.exe? Otherwise, even the *fix* for this bug will just make it 
not hang or crash; it will still fail to modify the all-users start 

Do we need to extend setup.exe *itself* to accept instructions from 
packages somehow (maybe in the setup.ini?) so that setup.exe *itself* 
can do some of these privilege-requiring tasks?


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