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Re: XEmacs on cygwin wierdness

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 12:07:21AM -0500, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
> >I've tried to build XEmacs-21.2.36 multiple times tonight.  Each time,
> >it works perfectly as long as I launch it from with a cygwin-bash
> >window.  However, if I launch it from the DOS cmd prompt, it stackdumps.
> Why aren't you running it under gdb to pinpoint where the error
> is occurring?

I got a popup saying
"Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault"
Stack window shows "_size_of_stack_reserve__" 

unfortunately, I can't get further than that -- I think it's because of
the odd structure of an xemacs executable -- in-built lisp data +
interpreter, this wierd "dumping" process it does to itself when
building, etc...

Now, maybe I'm blowing bull patties, but I can't even get the source
window to show anything but assembler -- because "xemacs.exe" is a
dumped executable generated by "temacs.exe" which loads a bunch of lisp
code and data and then "dumps" an image of itself to disk during the

So, gdb shows *me* nothing -- which is why I asked if anyone could make
a *guess* as to why a program will run fine under a bash shell, but
stackdump when run from a DOS box (or within gdb).


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