Postinstall script errors
Thu Aug 12 14:05:00 GMT 2010
On Aug 12 07:37, Jeremy Ramer wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Corinna Vinschen
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Aug 11 09:18, Jeremy Ramer wrote:
> >> I recently upgraded from cygwin 1.5 to 1.7. At the end of the install
> >> there were errors with some of the postinstall scripts. Â From the
> >> setup.full.log:
> >> 2010/08/11 08:39:53 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile
> >> /etc/postinstall/bash.sh
> >> ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/stdin': File exists
> >> 2010/08/11 08:39:54 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> >> 2010/08/11 08:39:54 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile
> >> /etc/postinstall/passwd-grp.sh
> >> 2010/08/11 08:39:55 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> >> I tried manually running the scripts with mixed results
> >> $ bash --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/bash.sh ; echo $?
> >> 0
> >> $ bash --norc --noprofile /etc/postinstall/passwd-grp.sh ; echo $?
> >> 1
> >> I tired manually running the commands inside passwd-grp.sh and they
> >> all return 0. So I'm not sure what exactly is failing. Â Is there
> >> anything I should do to investigate?
> > That's probably a fault in the postinstall scripts. Â It would be nice if
> > you could provide more details about what fails exactly in the script,
> > or better, what in the script has a non-0 exit code. Â That would help us
> > lazy maintainers to fix the scripts faster.
> The issue with the passwd-grp.sh script seems to be the last two lines.
> [ "$created_passwd" = "yes" ] && /bin/chgrp --silent root /etc/passwd
> [ "$created_group" = "yes" ] && /bin/chgrp --silent root /etc/group
> I verified that $created_passwd and $created_group were both no so
> both conditionals will fail. But because the last conditional is the
> last thing run, the script returns 1. Adding an exit 0 to the script
> fixes it, but I'm not sure if that accomplishes what you want from the
Thanks, I think it will.
John, that's your script. Would you mind to update it?
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