Future setup regression caused by 'mkdir: always check-for-existence' commit

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Mon Aug 26 17:04:00 GMT 2019

On 8/26/19 10:25 AM, Stephen Provine via cygwin wrote:
> After this change (commit b0c033bf3fae810b9e5a5c69f17bd4de63725691), the Git for Windows setup (and future Cygwin setups) do not correctly configure bash features because the post-install step for configuring the /dev directory does not work any more. It used to be that "mkdir -m 755 /dev" would succeed,

What's wrong with 'mkdir -p -m 755 /dev'?  And if so, which package
needs to be patched to use that? It was unclear from your message if
this is git's postinstall or bash's postinstall or some other script
that is using mkdir without -p.

Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3226
Virtualization:  qemu.org | libvirt.org

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