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Re: cygpath hangs from postinstall scripts when called like $(cygpath-S) but not otherwise

On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Cliff Hones wrote:

> I ran cygcheck on cygpath, and was surprised to discover
> that it has a dependence on msvcrt (as well as cygwin1):
> $ cygcheck /bin/cygpath.exe
> D:/cygwin/bin/cygpath.exe
>   D:/cygwin/bin\cygwin1.dll
>     D:\WINNT\system32\KERNEL32.dll
>       D:\WINNT\system32\NTDLL.DLL
>   D:\WINNT\system32\SHELL32.DLL
>     D:\WINNT\system32\GDI32.DLL
>       D:\WINNT\system32\USER32.DLL
>     D:\WINNT\system32\ADVAPI32.DLL
>       D:\WINNT\system32\RPCRT4.DLL
>     D:\WINNT\system32\SHLWAPI.DLL
>       D:\WINNT\system32\msvcrt.dll
>     D:\WINNT\system32\COMCTL32.DLL
> I thought that using the msvcrt and cygwin1 dll's in
> the same executable was likely to cause crashes or hangs -
> is this no longer the case, or could this be the problem
> with the postinstall?
> -- Cliff

Wow!  Good thinking, Cliff!  I think you may be on to something...
ISTM that the problem could manifest itself when running from setup as
opposed to from the shell because setup is a Windows program, so some
MSVCRT functions may be found before the Cygwin ones...  We could test by
using "cygstart cygpath" or "run cygpath" or something.
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