This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: cygpath hangs from postinstall scripts when called like $(cygpath-S) but not otherwise
On Sat, 4 Oct 2003, Cliff Hones wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Oh, and this might explain why I'm not seeing the hang on my machine:
> > $ cygcheck /bin/cygpath.exe
> > C:/cygwin/bin/cygpath.exe
> > C:/cygwin/bin\cygwin1.dll
> > C:\WINNT\System32\KERNEL32.dll
> > C:\WINNT\System32\NTDLL.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\SHELL32.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\GDI32.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\USER32.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\ADVAPI32.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\RPCRT4.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\SHLWAPI.DLL
> > C:\WINNT\System32\COMCTL32.DLL
> > $ 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 unknown Cygwin
> > $
> > 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 /d/winnt/system32/shlwapi.dll
> $ 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.
> -- Cliff
Bingo. I think we have different service packs applied or something. I'm
getting the following on my machine:
$ cygcheck -s | head -5
Cygwin Win95/NT Configuration Diagnostics
Current System Time: Sun Oct 05 15:46:24 2003
Windows 2000 Professional Ver 5.0 Build 2195 Service Pack 2
$ ls -l /mnt/c/WINNT/system32/shlwapi.dll
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Administ SYSTEM 300816 Oct 20 2000 /mnt/c/WINNT/system32/shlwapi.dll*
$ cygcheck /mnt/c/WINNT/system32/shlwapi.dll
$ cygcheck /cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32/shlwapi.dll
C:/cygwin/cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32/shlwapi.dll - Cannot open
It looks like cygcheck's mount processing code doesn't understand the
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
"I have since come to realize that being between your mentor and his route
to the bathroom is a major career booster." -- Patrick Naughton
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html