"Failed to write cache" during install

Richard Gitschlag strata_ranger@hotmail.com
Fri Sep 24 00:50:00 GMT 2010

I recently set up Cygwin and XWin on my XP system, but need help with error messages that occured during post-install scripts.

My setup log file shows:

> 2010/08/26 10:17:04 running: F:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/font-adobe-dpi75.sh
> 2010/08/26 10:17:18 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> 2010/08/26 10:17:18 running: F:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/font-alias.sh
> 2010/08/26 10:17:44 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> 2010/08/26 10:17:44 running: F:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/font-misc-misc.sh
> 2010/08/26 10:17:52 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> 2010/08/26 10:17:52 running: F:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/fontconfig.sh
> 2010/08/26 10:18:18 abnormal exit: exit code=8

Checking the verbose log shows a common theme of "failed to write cache", e.g:

2010/08/26 10:17:04 running: F:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/font-adobe-dpi75.sh
/usr/share/fonts/75dpi: failed to write cache

My local cygwin directory resides on a FAT32 drive, if that is related.  Made copies of my setup logs and can supply further information if needed.

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