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Re: cygpath hangs from postinstall scripts when called like $(cygpath -S) but not otherwise
Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> 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
> Package Version
> cygwin 1.5.5-1
> $ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-5.0 pechtcha 1.5.5(0.94/3/2) 2003-09-20 16:31 i686 unknown
> I'm running on Win2k, which may be significant.
Well, that is strange. I am also on Win2k, and cygcheck --version
shows exactly the same output as yours (which isn't surprising - my
machine is pretty well up to date).
Having said that, I've never experienced the hangup which others are
reporting - though I have seen the postinstall script in question
take ages to complete on an older, slower NT box.
The dependence is coming from shlwapi.dll. Here is some info:
$ ls -l /d/winnt/system32/shlwapi.dll
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Administ SYSTEM 395264 Jul 13 16:05
$ cygcheck /d/winnt/system32/shlwapi.dll
I suspect you will see something different. I guess if on some Windows
systems shlwapi.dll has a dependence on msvcrt.dll, it is not safe
to call this from any cygwin app.
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