FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
7 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Maarten Jacobs
Hello,

I have been getting the following error when I update/install packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:

Package: _/Unknown package
base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1

When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following cryptic error message:

2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1

I think that "SysWOW64" is "garbage" but I'm not sure what it is supposed to be.

Also the comments "update your cygwin package" leaves something to be desired as it's not clear which package needs to be updated.

I am running the following version of setup.exe:

setup.exe 2.873 32-bit

I'll try and see if there is a later version of setup.exe that does not have this issue.

Incidentally, on the same system, a 64-bit install of Cygwin does not have this problem.

Thanks,

Maarten Jacobs    
--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Duncan Roe-2
On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have been getting the following error when I update/install packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
>
> Package: _/Unknown package
> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
>
> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following cryptic error message:
>
> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
>
Hi Martin,

I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
(from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.

Cheers ... Duncan.

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Duncan Roe-2
On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 05:09:54PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:

> ----------------------------------------
> > Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:07 +1100
> > From: [hidden email]
> > To: [hidden email]
> > Subject: Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I have been getting the following error when I update/install packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
> >>
> >> Package: _/Unknown package
> >> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
> >>
> >> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following cryptic error message:
> >>
> >> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
> >> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
> >> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
> >> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
> >>
> > Hi Martin,
> >
> > I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
> > (from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.
> >
> > Cheers ... Duncan.
> >
> Hi Duncan,
>
> Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a solution for me as /etc (/cygwin/etc) already exists and has been populated with the packages that I have installed so far.
>
> I omitted to mention in my original email that even though the error is presented every time I make a change to my Cygwin installation, it does not appear to affect the operation of Cygwin in any way - at least I have not run into any unexpected behavior yet.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Maarten 
>
Hi Maarten.

I meant you need to create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc i.e. (in DOS / CMD
window with Admin privilege):
> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers
> mkdir etc
I agree there seem to be no ill effects from the error except the nuisance of
having an error popup.

Cheers ... Duncan.

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
On 1/24/2016 5:31 PM, Duncan Roe wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 05:09:54PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>> ----------------------------------------
>>> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:07 +1100
>>> From: [hidden email]
>>> To: [hidden email]
>>> Subject: Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I have been getting the following error when I update/install
>>>> packages  in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
>>>>
>>>> Package: _/Unknown package
>>>> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
>>>>
>>>> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following
>>>> cryptic error message:
>>>>
>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
>>>> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
>>>> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
>>>>
>>> Hi Martin,
>>>
>>> I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
>>> (from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.
>>>
>>> Cheers ... Duncan.
>>>
>> Hi Duncan,
>>
>> Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a solution for me as /etc
>> (/cygwin/etc) already exists and has been populated with the packages that I
>> have installed so far.
>>
>> I omitted to mention in my original email that even though the error
>> is  presented every time I make a change to my Cygwin installation, it does not
>> appear to affect the operation of Cygwin in any way - at least I have not
>> run into any unexpected behavior yet.
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Maarten
>>
> Hi Maarten.
>
> I meant you need to create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc i.e. (in DOS / CMD
> window with Admin privilege):
>> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers
>> mkdir etc
> I agree there seem to be no ill effects from the error except the nuisance of
> having an error popup.

The nuisance and the error itself should no longer occur.  If you use the
latest Cygwin package, you won't see this error.  You don't need to create
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc.  If you're seeing this error, please follow
the problem reporting guidelines from the link below to report the problem.

<http://cygwin.com/problems.html>

--
Larry

_____________________________________________________________________

A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

RE: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Maarten Jacobs
Duncan - thanks for the suggestion!

Larry - I'm not sure what you mean by " If you use the latest Cygwin package, you won't see this error.". This error started when I installed Cygwin from scratch, using the latest setup.exe from the website. Presumably using the setup.exe from the website, and starting with a clean install should ensure I have the "latest Cygwin package" - whichever package this maye be?

----------------------------------------

> Subject: Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
> To: [hidden email]
> From: [hidden email]
> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:14:39 -0500
>
> On 1/24/2016 5:31 PM, Duncan Roe wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 05:09:54PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>>> ----------------------------------------
>>>> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:02:07 +1100
>>>> From: [hidden email]
>>>> To: [hidden email]
>>>> Subject: Re: FW: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 02:30:34PM -0500, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have been getting the following error when I update/install
>>>>> packages in Cygwin (32-bit) on Windows 10:
>>>>>
>>>>> Package: _/Unknown package
>>>>> base-files-mketc.sh exit code 1
>>>>>
>>>>> When I look at /var/log/setup.log.full, it gives me the following
>>>>> cryptic error message:
>>>>>
>>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --norc --noprofile "/etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh"
>>>>> Directory /cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64/drivers/etc does not exist; exiting
>>>>> If directory name is garbage you need to update your cygwin package
>>>>> 2016/01/24 14:21:35 abnormal exit: exit code=1
>>>>>
>>>> Hi Martin,
>>>>
>>>> I got that message yesterday. It went away when I created the etc directory
>>>> (from an Admin CMD window), suggest you do likewise.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers ... Duncan.
>>>>
>>> Hi Duncan,
>>>
>>> Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a solution for me as /etc
>>> (/cygwin/etc) already exists and has been populated with the packages that I
>>> have installed so far.
>>>
>>> I omitted to mention in my original email that even though the error
>>> is presented every time I make a change to my Cygwin installation, it does not
>>> appear to affect the operation of Cygwin in any way - at least I have not
>>> run into any unexpected behavior yet.
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Maarten
>>>
>> Hi Maarten.
>>
>> I meant you need to create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc i.e. (in DOS / CMD
>> window with Admin privilege):
>>> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers
>>> mkdir etc
>> I agree there seem to be no ill effects from the error except the nuisance of
>> having an error popup.
>
> The nuisance and the error itself should no longer occur. If you use the
> latest Cygwin package, you won't see this error. You don't need to create
> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc. If you're seeing this error, please follow
> the problem reporting guidelines from the link below to report the problem.
>
> <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>
>
> --
> Larry
>
> _____________________________________________________________________
>
> A: Yes.
>> Q: Are you sure?
>>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
>
> --
> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
> FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/
> Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html
> Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
>
     
--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
On 1/24/2016 8:53 PM, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
> Duncan - thanks for the suggestion!
>
> Larry - I'm not sure what you mean by " If you use the latest Cygwin
> package, you won't see this error.". This error started when I installed
> Cygwin from scratch, using the latest setup.exe from the website.
> Presumably using the setup.exe from the website, and starting with a
> clean install should ensure I have the "latest Cygwin package" -
> whichever package this maye be?

the Cygwin distribution is a rolling release so at any point in time,
you're installing the latest packages, assuming you don't specify other
available versions. But, since you installed, the Cygwin package itself has
been updated to address the specific issue you're seeing.  If you want the
benefits of that, you should upgrade (or reinstall).  If you don't, that's
fine.  But my response was as much for others that may see this thread as
for you.  In other words, regardless of whether you find Duncan's
information helpful, others should not need to use it.  If someone finds
that's not true, the problem should be reported to the list using the
problem reporting guidelines found at the link below:

<http://cygwin.com/problems.html>

--
Larry

_____________________________________________________________________

A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

RE: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10

Maarten Jacobs
Hi Larry,

My apologies - I now see the email that indicates the package was updated to address this specific issue!

Problem's solved.

Thanks,

Maarten

----------------------------------------

> Subject: Re: Error installing/updating Cygwin on Windows 10
> To: [hidden email]
> From: [hidden email]
> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 21:54:48 -0500
>
> On 1/24/2016 8:53 PM, Maarten Jacobs wrote:
>> Duncan - thanks for the suggestion!
>>
>> Larry - I'm not sure what you mean by " If you use the latest Cygwin
>> package, you won't see this error.". This error started when I installed
>> Cygwin from scratch, using the latest setup.exe from the website.
>> Presumably using the setup.exe from the website, and starting with a
>> clean install should ensure I have the "latest Cygwin package" -
>> whichever package this maye be?
>
> the Cygwin distribution is a rolling release so at any point in time,
> you're installing the latest packages, assuming you don't specify other
> available versions. But, since you installed, the Cygwin package itself has
> been updated to address the specific issue you're seeing. If you want the
> benefits of that, you should upgrade (or reinstall). If you don't, that's
> fine. But my response was as much for others that may see this thread as
> for you. In other words, regardless of whether you find Duncan's
> information helpful, others should not need to use it. If someone finds
> that's not true, the problem should be reported to the list using the
> problem reporting guidelines found at the link below:
>
> <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>
>
> --
> Larry
>
> _____________________________________________________________________
>
> A: Yes.
>> Q: Are you sure?
>>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
>
> --
> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
> FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/
> Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html
> Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
>
     
--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple