On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Uday S Reddy wrote:
Trying to install a package on Windows32 failed, resulting in messages like:
Search failed: "Unable to find file view-process-1.13-pkg.tar.gz"
despite the fact that the package was downloaded.
After repeated trying, I traced through the code to find that files were
copied into path names like:
which are clearly wrong.
Evidently, parts of `package-get' used a Windows path name as if it were a
Unix path name, eating up the backslash's in the process. Other parts of
pacakge-get were using Windows path names correctly, with an
I also find that the error message given is unhelpful. It would be better
to list the full path name instead of the "base-filename" so that the user
can find out where the problems might be.
Interesting. I have this in my emacs customizations on windows:
(setq directory-sep-char ?/)
Does that help?
Also, I see you're using a -b29 setup kit. Have you tried a more
recent setup kit like
That kit will contain all the packages so even if your bug exists, the
problem might be moot.
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