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Re: compiling coreutils with cygport

On 2012-07-13 16:25, Jeff Janes wrote:
If I use setup.exe to download the src for coreutils (just by checking
the "Src?" checkbox in the gui) , and then use cygport to build it, it
fails.  The reason it fails  seems to be that ginstall.exe does not
have the proper manifest file so windows refuses to execute it.  This
is the same error you get if you try to build coreutils downloaded
from upstream gnu sources.

Right, cygport really isn't the problem here.

cygport coreutils-8.15-1.cygport prep compile
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/coreutils-8.15-1/build/man'
   GEN    install.1
help2man: can't get `--help' info from
Makefile:1833: recipe for target `install.1' failed
make[2]: *** [install.1] Error 126

This occurs because help2man runs ginstall to get its --help and --version output, but UAC doesn't allow it because of its name (but let's not go *there* again). This also would occur during make install, where the in-tree ginstall is used as $(INSTALL).

cygport has for some time created .manifest files during postinstall, which has taken care of UAC issues for end users. However, there is no way for cygport to know what executables are being created during the *build*, and then that they actually need to be run in the build tree (most do not). That being said, adding this as a manual command for cases like this is pretty easy.

Please try cygport git master together with adding the following line to coreutils-*.cygport immediately *before* the cygmake command:

manifestize src/ginstall.exe

That WFM on W7.

(Eric: BTW, while I'm at it, there's an easier way to handle DIR_COLORS:

  insinto /etc
  doins $B/src/DIR_COLORS
  make_etc_defaults /etc/DIR_COLORS

No custom postinstall/preremove necessary. :-)


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