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Re: Fortune 1.8.2 broken after upgrading to Cygwin 1.3.20?? (a problem with permissions?)


I don't have any help for your problem, but...

At 13:17 2003-02-11, Javier wrote:

Hi all!! :)

Just done my weekly "get Cygwin up to date" routine, in which I've gotten:

patch 2.5.8-3.
and w32api-2.2-1

and now every time I do a "fortune" I get:

javier> fortune
fortune:/usr/share/fortune/fortunes not a fortune file or directory

I recently did a similar update. I'm not on a strictly periodic schedule, but rather monitor the Cygwin lists for [ANNOUNCEMENT]s. Anyway, I don't routinely use fortune, so I thought I'd give it a try. Look what came out:

% fortune
Millions of sensible people are too high-minded to concede that
politics is almost always the choice of the lesser evil. "Tweedledum
and Tweedledee," they say, "I will not vote." Having abstained, they
are presented with a President who appoints the people who are going to
rummage around in their lives for the next four years. Consider all
the people who sat home in a stew in 1968 rather than vote for Hubert
Humphrey. They showed Humphrey. Those people who taught Hubert
Humphrey a lesson will still be enjoying the Nixon Supreme Court when
Tricia and Julie begin to find silver threads among the gold and the
-- Russel Baker, "Ford without Flummery"

This appears to pre-date Nov. 2000 by at least a couple of years. Spooky!


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