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Re: mintty postinstall failure - attn: cygutils maintainer

On 10/06/2010 06:28 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:
On 6 October 2010 12:54, Eric Blake wrote:
Any reason why with my setup, exits with status 3 when run by
setup.exe, but with status 0 when I run it by hand? /var/log/setup.log.full
doesn't give any hints; what else can I try to debug the issue?

Assuming you were installing for All Users, try setting CYGWINFORALL=-A when running it by hand.

Hmm, no I wasn't remembering to do that; but even when I add that in, I'm still getting status 0 by hand:

$ CYGWINFORALL=-A sh -vx /etc/postinstall/
+ ALL=-A
PROGS=$(/bin/cygpath -P $ALL)
/bin/cygpath -P $ALL
++ /bin/cygpath -P -A
+ PROGS='/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/Programs'
/bin/mkdir -p "$PROGS/Cygwin" &&
/bin/mkshortcut -P $ALL -n Cygwin/mintty -a - -d Terminal /bin/mintty &&
if [ "$ALL" ]; then
/bin/chmod a+r "$PROGS/Cygwin/mintty.lnk"
+ /bin/mkdir -p '/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Cygwin'
+ /bin/mkshortcut -P -A -n Cygwin/mintty -a - -d Terminal /bin/mintty
+ '[' -A ']'
+ /bin/chmod a+r '/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Cygwin/mintty.lnk'

But this time, I looked in /var/log/setup.log.full, and got this hint:

2010/10/06 08:25:18 running: k:\cygwin-2\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/
mkshortcut: Saving "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\K:\cygwin-2\Cygwin\mintty.lnk" failed; does the target directory exist?
2010/10/06 08:25:18 abnormal exit: exit code=3

Hmm - this looks like it could be a bug in mkshortcut. Why is the '-n Cygwin/mintty' argument showing up as an absolute pathname appended to the tail of the start menu prefix? Is it a bug that is dependent on the current working directory?

Eric Blake    +1-801-349-2682
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