Texlive Package Problem

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Feb 17 19:03:00 GMT 2015

On 2/17/2015 1:12 PM, Harry G McGavran Jr wrote:
> With the release of texlive 20140523-2 I seem to end
> up with incomplete texlive packages.  All the texlive
> packages seem to suffer this problem.  I can reinstall
> a texlive package, I can uninstall the package and then
> install it, and I still end up with an incomplete package
> with all the texlive packages.  I can change mirrors
> and that doesn't help either.
> Here's the cygcheck output for the texlive package itself.
> The files it claims are missing are in fact in the package
> tar file, and while the missing elements can be different
> for each texlive package, they still seem to be in the
> package tar files.
> I haven't seen other posts about this, maybe I just am missing
> them, or maybe I'm the only one with this problem.
> ===========================================================
> "cygcheck -v -c texlive" produces:
> Cygwin Package Information
> Last downloaded files to: C:\installs\cygwin\packages
> Last downloaded files from: http://mirrors.sonic.net/cygwin/
> Package              Version        Status
> Missing file: /var/lib/texmf/postinstall/texlive.lsr from package texlive
> Missing file: /var/lib/texmf/postinstall/texlive.refresh_fmts from
> package texlive
> texlive              20140523-2     Incomplete

There's no problem here.  /var/lib/texmf/postinstall is used for the new 
streamlined TeX Live postinstall process.  The files in it are markers 
indicating that something needs to be done, and they are renamed with 
".done" appended when it's done.  The same thing is done with normal 
postinstall files in /etc/postinstall, but I guess cygcheck knows about 

I don't know if there's something I should do to avoid this problem or 
if cygcheck just needs to be tweaked.


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