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RE: cygcheck improvements

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 05:37:25PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> Seeing Igor's analysis of corrupt /etc/services symlinks reminded me
>>> that I wanted to start a discussion on cygcheck improvements.
>>> Ideally, cygcheck should report on things like /etc/services being
>>> wrong. 
>>> What other kind of common things could cygcheck be testing for?
>> Cygwin-related entries still pending in the Replace-on-Reboot reg key
>> might be informative.....
> Yep.  Good idea.
> Should we run, too?  Or, more generically, maybe we
> should have some way for packages to register themselves with cygcheck
> so that cygcheck would know to run them?  That might be a catch-22,
> though. 
> cgf

  Dunno, I think that cron_diagnose is probably a bit overly-specialised to be
run along with every single cygcheck, and in the more general case, if lots of
packages register check-callbacks with cygcheck, we're going to end up
(implicitly) making it dependent on a whole lot of other stuff being there and

  Perhaps if we added it under some kind of --run-extra-tests flag that was
off by default?

  Hey, I had another idea.  It should definitely scan /etc/postinstall and
report any scripts that failed to complete (i.e. don't end with '.done').

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