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RE: Cygwin 1.5.5 Configuration problem

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Hughes, Bill wrote:

> Sent: 23 September 2003 15:26 From: Igor Pechtchanski
> > On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Hughes, Bill wrote:
> > > Why is it I always find the problem after I post?
> > > There was no /etc/profile in my installation.
> > > I copied one from another machine and my installation appears OK, except for
> > > the man problem.
> > > I don't know if /etc/profile is mssing from the distribution or something
> > > happened to mine.
> >
> > Bill,
> >
> > Did you install the "base-files" package?  The postinstall script should
> > have created an /etc/profile for you (by copying it from
> > /etc/defaults/etc/profile).  If it failed, there should be a message in
> > /var/log/setup.log.full (unless you ran setup after that, in which case
> > that file will have been overwritten).
> >       Igor
> It was a fresh installation so yes I had to install "base-files" (about the
> only thing I didn't install was ghostscript).
> I had to change mirrors while downloading to a local folder, but this was
> separate - I rebooted and then installed from my local mirror.
> I've just looked and I don't have a /etc/defaults folder.
> I suppose this means a re-install?

Look at the logs (/var/log/setup.log{,.full}).  Did "base-files" get
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