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Re: setup crashes trying to install xorg-x11-fnts
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:28:31 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: setup crashes trying to install xorg-x11-fnts
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, David Rothenberger wrote:
> Setup is crashing for me (Windows "unexpected error" window) when I try
> to reinstall xorg-x11-fnts.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Which setup version? Which OS? Which version of
xorg-x11-fnts are you trying to reinstall? Which mirror are you using?
Are you using "Install from Local Directory" or "Install from Internet"?
We need details.
> Why would I try that? Well, I was upgrading a computer and wanted to
> install some experimental packages. So, I clicked on Exp. I didn't want
> to install the X experimental packages. Rather than clicking on the
> version number for each package to toggle to "Keep" (my normal
> procedure), I got lazy and just unchecked the "Bin" checkbox for these
> To my surprise, it uninstalled those packages (even though cycling away
> from Partial and back didn't show any activity for those packages).
> After this happened, I reran setup to reinstall those packages. All the
> X packages reinstalled successfully except xorg-x11-fnts.
> I thought something was messed up on that machine, but I just tried
> reinstalling xorg-x11-fnts on a different machine and setup crashed
> there, too.
Given the little information above, I was unable to reproduce this with
the latest setup CVS build -- xorg-x11-fnts-220.127.116.11-3 reinstalled normally
with no crashes.
> Any ideas how to fix this?
It would be best if we found why setup doesn't work for you (whatever it
does, it shouldn't crash). It could be triggered by a corrupt setup.ini
file, a corrupt local package cache, or anything else. If you can build
setup locally with debugging symbols, invoke it via gdb, and get a
backtrace, that would be great. I can also send you a debug version if
you wish, but to debug it locally, you'll need the sources anyway.
> Or, is there any way I can manually reinstall xorg-x11-fnts so I have a
> working X11 installation again?
If nothing works, however, you can do the following:
1. Download release/X11/xorg-x11-fnts/xorg-x11-fnts-18.104.22.168-3.tar.bz2 from
some mirror (I use mirrors.kernel.org with good results).
2. cd / && tar xjf xorg-x11-fnts-22.214.171.124-3.tar.bz2
3. cd /etc/postinstall && ./xorg-x11-fnts.sh
4. Edit /etc/setup/installed.db and add this line:
xorg-x11-fnts xorg-x11-fnts-126.96.36.199-3.tar.bz2 0
(in alphabetically sorted order).
I think this should do it.
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