#18 xemacs install fails

closed-fixed
nobody
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5
2001-06-30
2001-06-08
Anonymous
No

After quite a while "chewing" on xemacs, I get to
this point and fink quits.

mkdir -p /sw/src/root-libjpeg-6b-1/sw/var/fink-
stamp
touch /sw/src/root-libjpeg-6b-1/sw/var/fink-stamp/
libjpeg-6b-1
rm -f /sw/src/root-libjpeg-6b-1/sw/info/dir /sw/src/
root-libjpeg-6b-1/sw/share/info/dir
rm -rf libjpeg-6b-1
rm: cannot remove directory `libjpeg-6b-1/jpeg-6b':
Directory not empty
rm: cannot remove directory `libjpeg-6b-1':
Directory not empty
### rm failed, exit code 1
Failed: can't remove build directory libjpeg-6b-1
ershler@localhost /sw/bin>

Discussion

  • Entire sequence of install output for xemacs

     
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
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    The underlying problem is that 'rm -rf' sometimes
    doesn't work correctly. This has nothing to do with
    xemacs in particular, it also happens with other
    packages. This is a problem that we can not fix,
    because it is an issue with the kernel and/or the rm
    binary shipped by Apple. It is also not reproducable on
    all machines.

    However, recent CVS versions of fink (the package
    manager part) are more generous with rm -rf failures
    where possible. You may want to check it out or wait for
    the 0.2.2 release.

     
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    The Fink 0.2.2 release includes a workaround for this
    problem. Closing the report.

     
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed