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From: Bob Brusa <>
To: ecos discuss <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [ECOS] configtool does not find its database
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:05:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1602270137200.6009@sg-laptop>

-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
Betreff: 	Re: [ECOS] configtool does not find its database
Datum: 	Sat, 27 Feb 2016 01:42:13 +0300 (MSK)
Von: 	Sergei Gavrikov <>
An: 	Bob Brusa <>
Kopie (CC): 	ecos discuss <>

On Thu, 25 Feb 2016, Bob Brusa wrote:

> Hi,
> this is a better version - meaning spelling errors and missing parts fix - of
> a previous mail.
> ++++++++++++
> I installed ecos on a windows 10.64/cygwin (32-bit) computer. When starting up
> configtool, it reports the following:
> ecos.db:error
>    couldn't read file "/opt/ecos/ecos_cvs/ecos/packages/ecos.db": no such file
> or directory
> but the root of the eCos repository is correct:
> D:\osy\cygwin\opt\ecos\ecos_cvs\ecos
> and the file packages/ecos.db exists.
> It seems to be a problem of a missing translation from a windows path
> to a posix path or vice versa. How does one fix this?
> Regards - Bob

Hi Bob,

and what's about

   cat "$ECOS_REPOSITORY/ecos.db"


Hi Sergei,
yes, the repository is defined and the database-file is there - see the 
lines below, copied from cygwinTerminal:

Robert@w36 ~

Robert@w36 ~

Robert@w36 /opt/ecos/ecos_cvs/ecos/packages
$ ls -a
.          compat  devs           error  infra     kernel NEWS     services
..         CVS     ecos.db        fs     io        language pkgconf  
ChangeLog  cygmon  ecosadmin.tcl  hal    isoinfra  net redboot

ECOS_REPOSITORY is also part of the windows environment - copied from 
C:\Windows\System32>echo %ECOS_REPOSITORY%

Meanwhile I also had some exchange with Alex Schuilenburg, but the 
problem persists: When launching configtools.exe (with a double click on 
a link on my desktop), configtools immediately runs on an error:
Error opening eCos repository: Invalid package database and in its log 
windows it displays:

ecos.db: error
    could'nt read file "/opt/ecos/ecos_cvs/ecos/packages/ecos.db": no 
such file or directory

otherwize, configtools other windows are empty. Clicking the error 
windows away then opens a window to specify the root of the eCos 
repository. However, the entry it displays is already correct:

and it does not help iwhen I change the path to 

Hence, the problem is yet unsolved.

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  reply	other threads:[~2016-02-27 10:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-02-25 16:22 Bob Brusa
2016-02-26 22:42 ` Sergei Gavrikov
2016-02-27 10:05   ` Bob Brusa [this message]
2016-02-27 23:28     ` [ECOS] Re: Fwd: " Grant Edwards

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