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Re: Full install on XP hangs at /etc/X11/abb-defaults/Bitmap

I am just a lurker, but...
I have had this occur to me in a Windows application when trying to save a file to a directory that does not exists, the application creates a file with the directory name and then (big suprise) cannot create a file inside it. Perhaps there is a script that does not check that the app-defaults directory exists before creating Bitmap in it, thereby creating app-defaults as a file?

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 10:40:03AM +0100, Alexander Gottwald wrote:

On Sun, 19 Dec 2004, Greg Schussman wrote:

I've just tried to do a full install of cygwin/X on Windows XP.  The
install hangs at 90%, saying:




When I look at the file structure, etc/X11/app-defaults is a file, not a directory. Perhaps this is the problem (how can one write to app-defaults/Bitmap if app-defaults is not a directory)?

This is really strange. Did you have anything from cygwin installed before? I could not find any cygwin package which does not create /etc/X11/app-defaults as file instead of a directory.

Was there ever any resolution about this?  It was a strange error and it
would have been nice to track it down.


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