bug in cygcheck -- claims missing files, but files are not missing.

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Tue Apr 18 09:26:00 GMT 2017

Greetings, L A Walsh!

> L A Walsh wrote:
>> Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Greetings, L A Walsh!
>> Hi Andrey Repin! ;-)
>>>> Any idea how to figure out what cygcheck is doing?
>>> How did you invoke cygcheck?
>>> I've seen similar behavior when invoking it as /usr/bin/cygcheck 
>>> outside the Cygwin environment.
>> ----
>> I invoked it from bash at the same place I typed 'll' (ls -l).
>> It's very confusing -- have run it more than once, since
>> I do have some missing files, but not the number of
>> files cygcheck lists. 
>> Thanks...
> ---
>     I think I may be on the path to sorting this out... it seemed to be
> looking in another directory created by the install process (vs.
> the previously existing one, which it ignored), having to do
> with the old path being valid by using Windows-soft-mounts (junctions),
> and cygwin overwriting/deleting them because cygwin conflates
> junctions and symlinks and treats them the same, losing any
> windows-configuration difference. 

> Usually it's not so much of a problem, as I haven't upgraded my
> cygwin SW for some time.  But I forgot how much of a pain it is
> because it messes things up every time I run setup (sigh).

> It's hard to get the SW installed in the right place when it
> keeps overwriting soft-mounts.

May be a zp_ (or 0p_) postinstall script could help?

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Monday, April 17, 2017 18:49:10

Sorry for my terrible english...

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