CygWin - RPMS --- problems

Ralf Corsepius corsepiu at
Fri May 26 04:08:56 UTC 2000

Rosimildo da Silva wrote:
> Ok,
> binutils seems to install fine, it reported the output
> below, but the files installed properly in:
> /opt/rtems/*
> bash-2.03$ rpm -i i386-rtems-binutils-2_9_5_0_24-1_i386.rpm
> failed to stat /dev/st0: No such file or directory
No idea what this is - /dev/st0 normally is a SCSI tape device - and
why it should be accessed by rpm.

> group None does not exist - using root

I would guess at 2 possibilities:
* The person who built the Cygwin rpms used group None - I have no
idea why.
* rpm tries to use an rpm group called None (I don't know why this
should happen, because we use the rpm group "rtems" when building
the rpms)

> gcc DOES NOT install. Error message:
> bash-2.03$ rpm -i rtems-base-gcc-gcc2_95_2newlib1_8_2-6_i386.rpm
> error: failed dependencies:
>         /bin/sh   is needed by rtems-base-gcc-gcc2.95.2newlib1.8.2-6
> bash-2.03$
> The shell is there, it must be looking for something else.
AKAIS, rpm looks for an rpm-package providing /bin/sh.

I guess you didn't use rpms for installing Cygwin, therefore there
is no rpm-package installed which provides /bin/sh

Try rpm -i --nodeps rtems-....rpm


Ralf Corsepius 
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