terminfo packaging glitch?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Nov 18 19:28:02 GMT 2021

On 2021-11-18 09:47, Fergus Daly wrote:
> Sorry Brian: missed yours when replying to Andrey.
> Brian said:
>> 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?
>> 	https://cygwin.com/legacy-ml/cygwin/2014-07/msg00289.html

> I found the weird / missing links through a much less cerebral approach than that suggested by you, I'm afraid.
> As follows:
> 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.)

Just rm it!

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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