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Re: Install failing and leaving unusable system
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Julian Hall <jules at meridiandigital dot co dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 23:33:39 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Install failing and leaving unusable system
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On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Julian Hall wrote:
> I know this has been discussed here before, but it seems that it's
> something that happens to a lot of people, so it should probably be
> fixed. It seems as though a fairly simple update to the setup program
> might be helpful to people who have the problem. In script.cc, there
> are currently lines that read:
> if (retval)
> log(LOG_PLAIN) << "abnormal exit: exit code=" << retval << endLog;;
> /* if file exists then delete it otherwise just ignore no file error */
> io_stream::remove ("cygfile://" + scriptName + ".done");
> io_stream::move ("cygfile://" + scriptName,
> "cygfile://" + scriptName + ".done");
> I'd suggest changing them so that the destination filename in the case
> of an abnormal exit is different (e.g. scriptName + ".failed"). A flag
> could then be set so that a dialog box is shown at the end, stating that
> errors occurred running the postinstall scripts, and directing users to
> a simple shell script that can be run after rebooting, which will run
> all the /etc/postinstall/*.failed scripts and move them to appropraite
> ".done" names.
> Does that sound like a sensible idea?
It does sound reasonable, but here are a couple of observations:
1) This was proposed before (see the discussion thread starting at
alternative is to avoid renaming the failed scripts altogether, so that
they get re-run on next setup.
2) Even if this change gets applied to CVS HEAD, we still need a new setup
release to make sure this gets used.
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