Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem with tools/win-setup.sh
From: "Weir, Alan" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:20:20 -0600
In my case I had a collection of "tools" that I had acquired over the years (some as far back as the MKS toolkit!!) that were in my path and so were hiding the recently installed Cygwin versions - so yes, checking the required tools reside in the expected location would have highlighted my issue immediately.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Bill Meier
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 8:12 AM
To: Developer support list for Wireshark
Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Problem with tools/win-setup.sh

On 1/6/2012 5:59 AM, Ed Beroset wrote:
> Ed Beroset wrote:
>> Then you've found your problem. Either rename the other cat or fiddle
>> with the path to point to the cygwin version of cat first. If that
>> doesn't do it, let us know and we'll dig a little deeper.


    We should add 'cat' to the list of tools checked.

It also sounds like:
    We should require certain tools (bash, bison,...,sed,,...)
    (in addition to the already checked /usr/bin/find) should
    be in /usr/bin.

    Does this seem too restrictive ?

    ISTR previous cases where something other with the same
    name as a cygwin exec (e.g. sed) was found because of the
    way PATH was set up.

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