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RE: install problem


Thanks for your help! It was the install rule of the make file which produced the enclosed error messages. The problem should be the /etc/passwd file, because after removing it temporarily the code was installed properly.


-----Original Message-----
From: ext Igor Pechtchanski []
Sent: August 28,2003 15:32
To: Kannar Janos (NMP/Budapest)
Subject: Re: install problem

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm just trying to install dictd-1.9.7 on my machine (with Win2000). The
> package is already compiled, but the install process stops with the
> following error messages:
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/install: cannot change ownership of `/usr/local/bin/dict.exe': Invalid argument
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/install: cannot change ownership of `/usr/local/man/man1/dict.1': Invalid argument
> What is wrong, what shall I do?
> Br,
>         Janos

Well, this doesn't give us much to go on, does it?  It's probably just
install trying to 'chown root' (in which case you should be able to ignore
this message), or there's a problem with your /etc/passwd.

What is "the install process"?  Is it a shell script, or an "install" rule
in a Makefile?  Could you "set -x" in the shell to find out what the exact
failing command is (or run "make -n", if it's a Makefile)?

Also, please follow the general guidelines for reporting Cygwin problems
outlined in <>, in particular, the one
about attaching the output of "cygcheck -svr" (as an uncompressed text
*attachment*), so that we are aware of your Cygwin environment and
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