Texlive Package Problem

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Feb 17 20:34:00 GMT 2015

On 2/17/2015 2:02 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ken Brown writes:
>> 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 them.
> You could create the marker files in the normal postinstall phase via
> script and remove them when you're done.  That way they wouldn't be
> packaged and cygcheck would not complain if they're missing.  This is
> however a lot less elegant unless cygport could be enhanced to provide
> the boilerplate wrappers for that.
>> I don't know if there's something I should do to avoid this problem or
>> if cygcheck just needs to be tweaked.
> That would be the other option, but I don't know how hard that would be.
> If it's already matching on "/etc/postinstall" to do that deed then it
> might be a small change to simply just check for
> ".*/postinstall/<script>.done"

It is already matching on /etc/postinstall; see 
winsup/utils/dump_setup.cc:check_package_files().  Corinna, what do you 


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