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Window Maker crashing

Tracked down what seemed to be a spreading problem of unchanged
machines getting crashes like this from Window Maker in X:

cpp: not found
wmaker error: error reading from file '/home/luke/GNUstep/Defaults/WMRootMenu':
No error
wmaker warning: could not load domain WMRootMenu from user defaults database
wmaker error: error reading from file '/home/luke/GNUstep/Defaults/WMState': No
wmaker fatal error: got signal 11

waiting for X server to shut down Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION at eip=0041
eax=00000500 ebx=100393A0 ecx=FFFFFFEF edx=00000000 esi=00000011 edi=00000000
ebp=0022E2D0 esp=0022E298 program=C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\bin\xterm.exe
cs=001B ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0038 gs=0000 ss=0023
Stack trace:
Frame     Function  Args
0022E2D0  0041E424  (100393A0, 00000000, 00000000, 00000001)
0022E350  0041E2BF  (100393A0, 0022E3A0, 00000353, 0000003A)
0022E370  00409D80  (10039320, 0022E3A0, 00000000, 0000000A)
0022E3D0  00415E1C  (10037008, 00600013, 0022E420, 00413058)
0022E410  0041C031  (10039320, 00000000, 00000001, 0040B37A)
0022E520  0040B4B3  (10039320, 0022E55C, 0022E570, 00492143)
0022E5B0  0047AF03  (10039320, 0060000E, 1003AC70, 00000000)
0022E640  0047B125  (1003AC70, 00438110, 0022E680, 0047B211)
0022E680  0047B21A  (1003AC70, 1021DB18, 0022FDE0, 00429841)
0022E6B0  0040A1FB  (61683D90, 100393A0, 00428586, 00000001)
0022FDE0  0042985D  (00000000, 00000000, 00499FAC, 77E79D6A)
0022FEB0  00428D86  (00000000, 61683D90, 10030278, 77E61A53)
0022FF00  61005B8E  (000007FC, FFFFFFFE, 000007DC, 610C28D0)
0022FF60  61005E2C  (00000000, 00000000, 00000007, EEDD9C94)
0022FF90  00499AFB  (004285B0, 00000001, 00000000, 805B406F)
0022FFC0  0040103D  (00440042, 7FFDEC00, 7FFDF000, EEDD9CF4)
End of stack trace (more stack frames may be present)

The problem is that it's sensitive to the PATH used when running.
I'd put /usr/X11R6/bin first in the PATH (in startx.bat) before calling
startx, and that lead to WM crashing.

So, the answer is not to do that.  :-)


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