terminfo packaging glitch?
Thu Nov 18 16:47:21 GMT 2021
Sorry Brian: missed yours when replying to Andrey.
> I can't find anything anywhere on my system or the web suggesting a
> source for that. Something you or some script did on your system?
> How did you find the links in your 2014 "Missing links" post: from
> cygcheck -c|-s? What were the associated packages?
I found the weird / missing links through a much less cerebral approach than that suggested by you, I'm afraid.
I usually have more than one Cygwin setup (e.g one on a drive on PC1, one on a drive on PC2, one on a stick, ..).
If I compare any two (that are intended to be identical) using
$ diff -rq /setup1 /setup2 > diffs.1 2> diffs.2
then apart from unimportant binary-file-by-binary-file byte differences occurring during installation (and some
important differences worth attention) identified in the file diffs.1, there are often discrepancies, mis-labelling,
and other glitches worth investigating and / or needing correction to be found in the file diffs.2.
(I had forgotten that the particular weirdness
/usr/share/terminfo/terminfo -> /usr/share/terminfo/
had a history - and such a long one.)
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