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RE: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
- From: Maarten Jacobs <maarten256 at hotmail dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:53:59 -0500
- Subject: RE: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
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Duncan - thanks for the suggestion!
Larry - I'm not sure what you mean by " If you use the latest Cygwin package, you won't see this error.". This error started when I installed Cygwin from scratch, using the latest setup.exe from the website. Presumably using the setup.exe from the website, and starting with a clean install should ensure I have the "latest Cygwin package" - whichever package this maye be?
> Subject: Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
> To: email@example.com
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:14:39 -0500
> On 1/24/2016 5:31 PM, Duncan Roe wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 05:09:54PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>>>> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:07 +1100
>>>> From: email@example.com
>>>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>>> Subject: Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
>>>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>>>>> I have been getting the following error when I update/install
>>>>> packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
>>>>> Package: _/Unknown package
>>>>> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
>>>>> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following
>>>>> cryptic error message:
>>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
>>>>> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
>>>>> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
>>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
>>>> Hi Martin,
>>>> I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
>>>> (from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.
>>>> Cheers ... Duncan.
>>> Hi Duncan,
>>> Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a solution for me as /etc
>>> (/cygwin/etc) already exists and has been populated with the packages that I
>>> have installed so far.
>>> I omitted to mention in my original email that even though the error
>>> is presented every time I make a change to my Cygwin installation, it does not
>>> appear to affect the operation of Cygwin in any way - at least I have not
>>> run into any unexpected behavior yet.
>> Hi Maarten.
>> I meant you need to create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc i.e. (in DOS / CMD
>> window with Admin privilege):
>>> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers
>>> mkdir etc
>> I agree there seem to be no ill effects from the error except the nuisance of
>> having an error popup.
> The nuisance and the error itself should no longer occur. If you use the
> latest Cygwin package, you won't see this error. You don't need to create
> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc. If you're seeing this error, please follow
> the problem reporting guidelines from the link below to report the problem.
> A: Yes.
>> Q: Are you sure?
>>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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