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Re: Installation problem with xfree86-prog

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, David A. Cobb wrote:

> I know that problems with Xfree86-cygwin have a list of their own, but I
> think this may be a packaging problem or something super-weird about my
> Cygwin installation.
> Lately, XFree86-prog is showing up among the packages to be updated.  If
> I allow setup to attempt this, every attempt locks up trying to install
> a file <file://./usr/X11R6/include/X11/ap_keysym.h>.  The setup control
This is a packaging error.  Should be "file://usr/X11R6/include/X11/ap_keysym.h".
Which mirror are you using?  Which version of XFree86-prog are you trying
to install?  Which version of setup.exe?

> flickers, continually redisplaying the same percent-complete.  I can go
> away and have dinner, when I come back it hasn't made any progress.  If
> I spy on it with, say, ProcessExplorer, it seems to be acquiring a
> "token" on /<computer name>/Administrator, then releasing the same.
> Again, and again, and . . . .

How do you exit setup?  Do you press "Cancel", or kill the process via
Task Manager/Process Explorer?  If you press "Cancel", please post a
(bzipped) copy of your /var/log/setup.log.full corresponding to a failed

> No matter which version I choose to install, they all hang on the same file.
> The file does not exist on my installation (because I uninstalled the
> package).  I don't see anything strange about directory permissions.  No
> other package seems to exhibit the problem.
> Any ideas?

Please also attach the output of "cygcheck -svr", as per
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     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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