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Re: setup-x86_64: postinstall errors: Package bash 1, Package a2ps 2 and xinit 134

On Jul 23 03:27, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 2013-07-23 02:21, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul 22 23:40, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> >>On 2013-07-22 19:52, Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
> >>>Postinstall errors:
> >>
> >>Thanks for the feedback; remarks inline.
> >>
> >>>Package: bash
> >>> exit code 1
> >>
> >>I think the problem is that virtual /dev is a read-only filesystem,
> >>but if you make a real /dev directory; then you can write to it.
> >>Could you run 'mkdir -p /dev' (without the quotes) and then try
> >>rerunning setup-x86_64.exe?  I suspect this will work then.
> >
> >The base-cygwin script usually creates the /dev dir.  Do we have
> >a dependency loop which let run before base-cygwin?
> The only package that depends on base-cygwin is cygwin itself, and
> neither depend on bash.

A deps loop could screw this up.  What does the full setup log say
to the deps order?  Maybe that gives us a hint...

> >>>Package: a2ps
> >>> exit code 2
> >>
> >>This is due to a missing papersize(5) file.  I'm working on a fix,
> >>but a workaround is to run the following command, then rerun
> >>setup-x86_64.exe:
> >>
> >>echo letter > /etc/papersize
> >
> >I'd prefer `echo a4 > /etc/papersize' ;)
> I suppose you would. :-)  Any idea how to provide a sane default
> that most people on both sides of the pond would be happy with?

We don't support LC_PAPER so we also don't have this information in
some DB.  Just use letter and let us europeans with their weird
paper formats handle this manually.


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