terminfo and /usr/share/terminfo requirement

cyg Simple cygsimple@gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 22:54:00 GMT 2014

I want to wrap this up by first stating that I now understand why you
think /usr/share exists and why I stated it does not and to perhaps
help some other confused person looking at just the archive files.  I
extracted the archives and found PREFIX/usr and PREFIX/etc.  Since the
bin directory existed in PREFIX/usr I simply moved PREFIX/etc to
PREFIX/usr/etc.  Everything worked fine except that /usr/share wasn't
found but /share was found.  Using the setup process PREFIX/usr/bin
and PREFIX/usr/lib are moved to PREFIX/ so that now when you start
Cygwin /usr/share exists but /share doesn't.

Now in my hand created self-extracted version I just move the two
directories and everything works as expected.  But I'm left wondering
why the tar files are create with usr/bin/ and usr/lib/ instead of
bin/ and lib/.  I'm not asking for an explanation of that so please
don't belabor the subject further.

cyg Simple

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