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Re: cygpath hangs from postinstall scripts when called like $(cygpath-S) but not otherwise
On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> 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.
Oh, and this might explain why I'm not seeing the hang on my machine:
$ cygcheck /bin/cygpath.exe
$ cygpath --version
cygpath (cygwin) 1.29
Path Conversion Utility
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.
Compiled on Sep 20 2003
$ cygcheck -cd cygwin
Cygwin Package Information
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.0 pechtcha 1.5.5(0.94/3/2) 2003-09-20 16:31 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
I'm running on Win2k, which may be significant.
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