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Re: Installer of Cygwin 64 seems to freeze when executing /etc/postinstall/ - version 2.874

On 03/06/2016 16:26, Jean-Paul Bouchet wrote:
May be is the value of PATH the problem?
When I launch, by a double click on the bash.exe file, a cygwin bash
shell (C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe) and I display $PATH, I don't find any
cygwin directory in the list, but a list of windows directories:

As Ken Brown has explained, double-clicking bash.exe does not set the PATH.

You should run it from the "Cygwin Terminal" shortcut, which starts a login shell, which reads profile scripts, which set the PATH appropriately.

So, when I execute in the cygwin bash shell  the command '/bin/sh -x
/etc/postinstall/', I get the same errors than those I
get when I execute 'C:\cygwin64\bin\sh -x
/etc/postinstall/' in the windows command interpreter:
the command 'uname' is unknown.

If I change the value of PATH with PATH=/cygdrive/c/cygwin64/bin:$PATH
and export PATH, the execution of 'sh -x
/etc/postinstall/' don't give any errors.

What is the value of PATH when the installation executes the set of
postinstall scripts ?

setup cleans the PATH to start with '/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin', and contain any directories in the existing PATH which start with the windows system directory (e.g. '/cygdrive/cWindows/System32')

Again, having an incorrect PATH doesn't reproduce the problem of the script freezing, so I don't think this is the underlying cause of the problem you see.

On 03/06/2016 14:41, Jon Turney wrote:
On 02/06/2016 17:22, Jean-Paul Bouchet wrote:
Please find attached the script /etc/postinstall/ and the
output of its execution (file postinstall_xlaunch.txt).


I guess this doesn't reproduce the problem (freezing), as this is just
what I would expect to see when running the script without the PATH set?

Perhaps you could try again from a cygwin bash shell?

Jon Turney
Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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