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Re: setup complains about cygwin-doc package update

On 2017-07-06 02:02, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul  5 12:35, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2017-07-05 12:01, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Jul  5 13:44, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> On 7/5/2017 1:27 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>>> On Jul  5 11:20, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>>>>> On 2017-07-05 08:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>>>>> On Jul  5 13:32, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
>>>>>>>> So, these are handy links to have, I guess, but is it appropriate for
>>>>>>>> to presume that the directory exists? Maybe it should create it
>>>>>>>> rather than simply bail out and complain if it doesn't exist.
>>>>>>> In theory, the script should only create the files if the directory
>>>>>>> exists.  Brian?
>>>>>> Okay - assumed the directory would always be created by setup -
>>>>>> presumably not true - but do not check that assumption in pi, although
>>>>>> thought about it -
>>>>> User's can decline creating shortcuts in setup.
>>>>>> should I check and skip creating shortcuts, rather than create dir and
>>>>>> shorcuts?  Should I also check and skip rm in prerm? And provide
>>>>>> patches?
>>>>> Skipping goes hand in hand with the fact that the user declined the
>>>>> Start Menu shortcut creation.
>>>> The script already does check and skip.  The only issue is that it skips by
>>>> calling 'exit 2' instead of 'exit 0', which is what led to the original
>>>> post.
>>> Note to myself: read source before talking about it.
>> Patch(es) attached - shuffled the order of a few things to fail quietly in
>> postinstall - changed preremove to look and take a similar approach to
>> postinstall for consistency - format-patch should apply cleanly this time.

>> From 92a3dd37dc9f0da65f958707d93d9e11b6047bd8 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>> From: Brian Inglis <>
>> Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:28:54 -0600
>> Subject: [PATCH] fix cygwin-doc postinstall/preremove no SMPrograms/Cygwin dir
> Pushed.

Thanks - sorry but this needs another fix - aargh!
Testing reveals problems with URL shortcuts to

Don't know which shortcuts I was testing?
Maybe others created manually in $APPDATA/SM/Programs/Cygwin?

Attached format-patch fix to launch URLs with cygstart to make these work.
Added mkshortcut options to create directly in SM/Programs/Cygwin, dropping cd.

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

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