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Re: terminfo and /usr/share/terminfo requirement

> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Andrew Schulman
> <> wrote:
> >> I have found that terminfo is built such that it requires /usr/share
> >> to be available but /usr/share isn't mounted by default.  This causes
> >> unexpected side effects of the terminal not responding properly
> >> especially noticed when using the Backspace key.  In my opinion either
> >> terminfo needs to change its settings to use /share instead of
> >> /usr/share or Cygwin needs modified to automatically mount /usr/share
> >> like it does /usr/lib.  Or rather just automount /usr such that it
> >> points to / regardless of the underlying directory.  The automount of
> >> /usr/lib also presents an issue when the user mounts /usr to point to
> >> `cygpath -m /` in that any access to /usr gives a directory not found
> >> error when /lib doesn't actually exist.
> >
> > /usr/share isn't mounted separately, at least in any Cygwin installation
> > I've ever had.  It's just a directory within /usr, which is within the
> > mount /.
> >
> But not automounted within the cygwin1.dll initialization process.
> Only /usr/bin and /usr/lib are.  At least with 1.7.32.
> > Moreover /usr/share should always exist, since many base packages store
> > files in it.  Does it not exist in your installation?  Do you have e.g.
> > /usr/share/doc?
> /usr/share doesn't exist unless /usr or /usr/share is mounted via
> /etc/fstab.  /share does exist.

You have a strange installation.  In every Cygwin installation I've ever
had, /usr and /usr/share are not mounted separately and there's no /share.

You may want to consider deleting your current Cygwin installation, and
starting with a fresh one.

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