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Re: [Patch] cygcheck: warn about empty path-components

Op Sun, 10 Oct 2004 13:13:23 -0400 schreef Christopher Faylor
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:  On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 08:36:38AM +0200, Bas van Gompel wrote:
: > Op Sat, 9 Oct 2004 19:18:13 -0400 schreef Christopher Faylor
: > So cygcheck will have the same problem...
:   Right, but cygcheck can rely on the fact that cygwin1.dll is around, at
:  least, if necessary.

The dll is/should be around after setup ran (in install-mode), as well.

:  I guess a goal could be to come up with a generic
:  library which did sanity checking and corrections on cygwin permissions.

Which would than have to be linked statically, or suffer from it's
own permission-problems...

: > How about doing it from a (postinstall-)script?
:   A post-install script doesn't help if someone copied all of their stuff
:  to a CD-ROM and then to a new system.

I didn't think that was a supported procedure. (IOW: YOWTWYWT)
A post-install script does have the advantage of being run from within

:  We really should improve setup, too, but I still think we need this in
:  two places.

Probably. It could also be done from _cygwin_dll_entry, or some such.

:  Maybe we could get by with just having a sanity shell script that could
:  be run but it still seems like it should be tied into cygcheck somehow.
:  Or, maybe we need a "cygfix"...

Or more options to cygcheck:

-F: try to fix. (implies -s)
-p: print commands to execute to try to fix. (implies -qs)
-q: suppress normal output.


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