more man issues?

Allen Hewes allen@decisiv.com
Mon Jan 11 09:28:19 GMT 2021


> > 2021/01/05 09:53:50 running: C:\cygwin64\bin\dash.exe
> "/etc/postinstall/zp_man-db-update-index.dash"
> >   ManDB index update starting...
> >   ... ManDB index update complete.
> > /etc/postinstall/zp_man-db-update-index.dash: 14: exec: 3: not found
>
> That indicates you didn't install the latest version of the package yet,
> although that doesn't explain what happened to the configuration file.
>

Based on https://cygwin.com/packages/summary/man-db-src.html, I have the latest installed:
cygcheck -c | grep ^man
man-db                        2.9.3-4                         OK
man-db-create-index           2.9.3-4                         OK

(after removing the man-db-index-synchronously package)

I installed those on 01/07/2021.

> > I ran C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/man-
> db.sh" manually at a bash prompt and I got back the /etc/man_db.conf file.
>
> Please update to the latest version of man-db so you get the bugfixed
> perpetual postinstall file.
>

Meh, while there's churn in the man packaging, I'll either run the postinstall script(s) myself or use MANOPT. I need working man pages.

> > I don't know if this has any bearing, but there's *.done files for the
> > post install man scripts:
>
> That is basicall to give you a hint of what has been done before the latest
> install (if anything).  Not sure if that is still useful, but in any case that isn't an
> issue here.
>
> > -rwxr-xr-x  1 allen Domain Users   56 Jan  7 14:44 man-db-index-
> synchronously.dash*
>
> You'll probably want to de-install the man-db-index-synchronously package
> so the index update is done in the background.

Done:
2021/01/05 09:53:34 Uninstalling man-db-index-synchronously

I also removed the leftovers not handled by setup:
rm -rf /etc/postinstall/man-db-index-synchronously.dash.done

/allen

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