Cygwin 1.5.3 issues

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Sep 4 19:44:00 GMT 2003


On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Gerry Reno wrote:

>   This week I upgraded to Cygwin 1.5.3 from 1.3.18 and when I run
> cygcheck I'm seeing these things:
>
> <it seems everything under apache is reported as missing>
> (I do have apache2 installed under /usr/local/apache2.  Maybe that is
> cause of problem???)

Missing in what sense?  If you moved the files after installing them via
Cygwin setup and now they are reported as "missing" by "cygcheck -c", then
this is expected behavior (also see below).  Otherwise, please (re)read
the problem reporting guidelines at <http://cygwin.com/problems.html> and
follow them in your next posts.

> Packages reporting as incomplete:
>
> Missing file: /usr/share/locale/locale.alias from package gettext
> Missing file: /usr/share/locale/locale.alias from package texinfo
> Can't open file list /etc/setup/XFree86-base.lst.gz for package
> XFree86-base
> Missing file: /usr/share/locale/locale.alias from package gettext
>
>   Are these missing files a problem?  I always install everything so
> I'm not sure how to correct this.

Yes, they are.  You must have lost these files a while ago, but until
recently "cygcheck -c" did not check for package integrity.  I was about
to suggest reinstalling one or both of the packages, but then looked at
the package listings, and there is indeed a conflict -- *different* files
with the same name (usr/share/locale/locale.alias) appear in both
packages: gettext and texinfo.  In fact, it also appears in the [prev]
version of tar (FWIW).  Maintainers of texinfo and gettext should take
note.  Reinstalling still might help, though.

The "Can't open file list" is superficial (XFree86-base is an empty
package) and can be ignored.  It should only appear if verbose mode is
requested (using a "-v" option), anyway.

>   Other question:  Can I use the cygwin version of gcc for compiling
> under mingw?  Mingw gcc is old version (2.95.3-6) and cygwin gcc is
> 3.2.  Or is there newer gcc available from cygwin site for Mingw?
>
> thx,
> Gerry Reno

You can use Cygwin's gcc to compile mingw programs.  You need to install
the various *mingw* packages (gcc-mingw, mingw-runtime, etc), and then
pass the "-mno-cygwin" flag to gcc.  Please address MinGW problems to the
mingw-users list, though.
	Igor
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