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Re: perl-ming does not install properly

On Jul 20 16:04, Lee D. Rothstein wrote:
> On 7/20/2010 4:55 AM, David Sastre wrote:
> >2010/7/20, Lee D. Rothstein<>:
> >>   from 'cygcheck -c':
> >>
> >>    Missing file: /usr/share/man/man3/SWF::Action.3pm.gz from package
> >>perl-ming
> >>    Missing file: /usr/share/man/man3/SWF::BinaryData.3pm.gz from package
> >>perl-ming
> >>    Missing file: /usr/share/man/man3/SWF::Bitmap.3pm.gz from package
> >>perl-ming
> <SNIP>
> >My guess is that colons in manpages' filenames are problematic for
> >cygcheck, a pure windows app, because colons are forbiden in windows'
> >filenames.
> >[...]
> Corinna,
> Is this another problem with cygcheck and Cygwin 1.7?

The above explanation is correct.

Cygwin 1.7 allows colons in filenames(*) but cygcheck uses simple ANSI
MSVCRT functions to check for file existance.  These functions are
naturally not able to access files using special characters.

I checked in a fix to cygcheck which should rectify the problem.  It
now uses a native NT function to check for a file.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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