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Re: Problems installing latest Cygwin stuff?

I had tar crash on me too with the latest Jan dll on Win95.
The problem went away when I moved back to a dll from the previous
Alas I did not have time to track the problem further.

Dr. Daniel Probst
Economic Theory
Mannheim University
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Faylor <>
To: Kendall Bennett <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2000 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: Problems installing latest Cygwin stuff?

> On Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 10:26:46PM -0800, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> >//c/c/cygwin/cygwin-b20>tar -zxvf binutils-2.9.4-cygb20.tar.gz
> >//c/c/cygwin/cygwin-b20>
> >
> >Note that I am running the Windows 2000 RTM release, so perhaps it is
> >something Windows 2000 specific? The following is the contents of the
> >tar.exe.stackdump file:
> >
> >Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION at eip=0041732D
> >eax=433D5345 ebx=00000080 ecx=0A0446A0 edx=00000005 esi=0A040000
> >edi=0A0440A0
> >ebp=0242FD28 esp=0242FCFC program=c:\c\cygwin\CYGWIN~1\H-
> >I586~1\bin\tar.exe
> >cs=001B ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003B gs=0000 ss=0023
> >Stack trace:
> >Frame     Function  Args
> >0242FD28  0041732D  (0A0446A0, 0242FD54, 61021AE7, 0A0446A0)
> >[snip]
> >End of stack trace (more stack frames may be present)
> I'm not aware of any problems like this with tar in any release.
> It would be odd if it were W2K related but you never know.
> If you can believe the stack dump, it is tar itself that is crashing,
> not cygwin.  One thing to try is to extract this in a "mounted"
> directory.
> >BTW, is there some easy way to change the default dimensions and font
> >of the window used by bash to something else (I like 80x50 for my
> >console)? The cygwin.bat file has no options for this under it's
> >properties section (perhaps I need to create a PIF file?).
> Yuo can use the standard Windows way of doing things can't you?
> Click on the tiny icon in the upper left corner of the Windows
> and then click on Properties.  On WNT 4, at least, there is
> a way to change the dimensions.
> cgf
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