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Re: Installation hangs because asks for input from terminal (Attn: tetex maintainer, setup maintainer)

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 08:54:11PM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>Igor Pechtchanski writes:
>> Not really.  As Max said, the environment in which the postinstall scripts
>> run is the same as the one you'd get when you run them on the command line
>> (albeit from a non-login /bin/sh).  That environment will contain all of
>> the Windows-set environment variables.  If the tools require that some
>> variables be unset (because they might throw the tools off, for example),
>> the variables have to be unset in the postinstall script -- setup.exe
>> can't be expected to know all of the variables potentially conflicting
>> with all of the packages.
>No, of course.  That's why I'd like to have an empty (rather than a
>cleaned) environment, isn't that possible?  That sounds cleaner than
>fixing all scripts?

No, you can't have a completely empty environment on Windows.  There
are some environment variables that really have to be there.


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