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RE: setup hangs during postinstall
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 23:33:00 +0200
- Subject: RE: setup hangs during postinstall
> From: Brian Ford
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 7:49 PM
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
> > 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?
> Sure, or just CYGWIN_DEBUG=bash.
This seems to be one thing left to try. i.e.
- get cygwin-bash sources
- build a debug enabled version of it
- Look up where to set breakpoints
- understand what is _supposed_ to be happening
i.e. understand what both Windows and Cygwin do to launch programs
- try the above
- find any deviations
Just like that, simple as h*ll. ALMOST anyone can do it <BIG GRIN> ;-)
/ I'm not the right person, I see that clearly now ;-) /
Now, I've seen no mail from CGF in a while, I wonder what he's up to...
might he be working on some idea?
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59?16.37'N, 17?12.60'E
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A short description of CYGWIN_DEBUG above is in
$ ls -l /src/winsup/cygwin/how-to-debug-cygwin.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 Hannu 5692 Jul 13 2002 how-to-debug-cygwin.txt
which you get hands on by using cvs as described on the CVS subpage at
cygwin.com (after having done "cd /" first).
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