Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Nov 10 11:45:00 GMT 2014

On Nov  9 23:28, David Stacey wrote:
> On 07/11/2014 09:11, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I just released a 8th TEST version of the next upcoming Cygwin release,
> >1.7.33-0.8.
> I've done a little testing, and the only casualty so far seems to be the
> bash post install script. If you perform a clean install of Cygwin (x86 or
> x86_64) and install just the base packages with a test version of cygwin,
> then the bash post install script always exits with return code 1. The links
> '/dev/stdin', '/dev/stdout' and '/dev/stderr' are not created.
> This is rectified by either invoking mintty and running the bash post
> install script manually, or by running setup again, keeping the test version
> of cygwin and getting setup to run the bash post install script.
> This problem is not observed when installing cygwin-1.7.32-1; in this
> instance the bash post install script runs correctly and the three links are
> created.
> Version numbers are as follows:
>     setup 2.852
>     cygwin-1.7.33-0.8 (also -0.4; I haven't tried the other test versions)
>     bash-4.1.17-9
> Tested under Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit.
> Hope this is helpful,

This is a dependency problem.  Whatever you observed in terms of 1.7.32
vs. 1.7.33-0.x, it has nothing to do with Cygwin itself.  The problem is
that a real /dev directory hasn't been created when the bash script is
called, because the base-cygwin postinstall script, which creates the
directory, hasn't been run before running the bash postinstall script.

This is some problem in the upset perl script on cygwin.com which really
needs investigation.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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