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RE: setup hangs during postinstall


OK, so I tried a lot of things already tried, and at least one thing that
hadn't been tried ;).  I must admit I haven't followed everything said in
the threads so didn't realise we already knew cygpath wasn't actually

So, getting this straight in my own head.

Setup runs normally.
Setup creates a new thread or process to run our bash script - Is this done
with sh, then sh runs bash because of the #/bin/bash, or does setup run bash
Bash starts up and does some parts of the script.
Bash then tries to run cygpath....  At this point does the cygwin DLL
emulates a fork & exec (as windows only has CreateProcess) ?
If cygpath isn't starting.... Does this mean it's still running
bash/cygwin1.dll code at the point of the hang?

Is it possible to put a nice big sleep into the bash script before the it
gets to the cygpath.
Attach gdb to bash during this sleep
Add a break point to the exec or whatever the function is
Continue until breakpoint is hit
Step through the whole operation of launching cygpath?

Is it possible?  Could it potentially be useful?  Would we hit Windows
internal code that stops us getting to anything useful?

Any comments?



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