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Re: Installation hangs because asks for input from terminal (Attn: tetex maintainer, setup maintainer)
On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski writes:
FWIW, it was the original poster who wrote the below -- all of my comments
got snipped out.
> >> I found that it was a conflict with my existing fpTeX installation
> >> (fpTeX is a TeTeX port to Windows) that defined an environment
> >> variable TEXMFCNF to one of Windows directories.
> I feel that setup.exe should not use an unclean environment.
If an empty environment is needed, why not use "env -i" in the postinstall
> >> The script post-texmf.sh diagnosted that and asked for user's
> >> reaction.
> Actually, it is texconfig which does that.
> Thanks for reporting this.
Ok, I think it's unreasonable to require that none of the tools called
from postinstall scripts read stdin -- there's just no way maintainers are
going to be able to ensure that. I'll submit a patch to setup.exe that
redirects stdin from /dev/null.
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