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Re: Postinstall failure

On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Nebob wrote:

> I searched don't hit me!
> The problem is that the postinstall scripts fail to execute properly and
> leave me with a non-functional cygwin installation. ie: clicking the cygwin
> shortcut leads to a "bash-2.05b$" prompt from which no commands work. System
> is XP SP1. setup.exe is 2.340.2.5.
> [snip]
> Linked is a 97.9KB rar archive containing setup.log, setup.log.full,
> cygcheck -svr and env.
> Here's some more information:
> bash-2.05b$ /bin/ls -ld /bin
> d---------    3 Nebob    ????????        0 Aug 27 15:14 /bin
  ^^^^^^^^^^               ^^^^^^^^
These should ring a bell.  See
<> for
details.  There also seems to be some issue with mapping ACLs to
permissions -- please post the output of "/bin/getfacl /bin".

> bash-2.05b$ /bin/mount
> C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (textmode)
> C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (textmode)
> C:\cygwin on / type system (textmode)
> c: on /cygdrive/c type user (textmode,noumount)
> d: on /cygdrive/d type user (textmode,noumount)

No problems here.

> bash-2.05b$ type -a /bin/id
> /bin/id is /bin/id
> bash-2.05b$ /bin/ls -l /bin/id
> ----------    1 Nebob    ????????    26112 Jan  7  2003 /bin/id
> Everything in /etc/postinstall has a .done extension.
> /home, /etc/passwd and /etc/group were not generated.
> I'd appreciate any and all assistance.

Apparently none of your executables have the execute permission -- most
likely because of some inherited permissions on a Windows directory.  For
a short-term solution, try adding "nontsec" to your CYGWIN environment
variable and exiting all Cygwin processes.  New processes started after
that should work, more or less.  For a long-term solution, you might have
to do a recursive "chmod", once you figure out which permissions you need,
or fix up inherited ACLs on the c:\cygwin directory and reinstall Cygwin.
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