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RE: 1.5.5-1 command substitution hangs (0% cpu) on XP

I'm sorry I posted this problem a second time (under this new name) ... I
thought my first attempt was too shotty and was probably misnamed.  I was
trying to continue the discussion that I had found that most closely matched
(blah, blah).

So I thought about trying an older version of cygwin to see if that would
cure what ails (should be ale's as in free beer in my case) me, but I
couldn't find snap shots of an older release (maybe 1.3.22-1).  Is there a
way to get this or would this not be helpful.

Really, if anybody has any hints or things for me to try it would be very
greatly appreciated.  It seems so strange that I would be the only one
having this problem even after the new version of bash.

Thanks again,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoffrey Ruscoe [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:12 AM
> To: ''
> Subject: 1.5.5-1 command substitution hangs (0% cpu) on XP
> I have seen a number of references to this problem, but none 
> of the fixes seems to work.  I have used cygwin on many 
> systems and not had this problem.
> Basically any form of command substitution hangs with 0% cpu 
> usage.  Usually after a fresh reboot, the problem will not 
> occur for the first couple times I do it and then once the 
> first command substitution hangs, none of them work again 
> until a reboot.
> Simple commands such as
> Echo `echo hi`
> Or 
> echo `date`
> Or 
> The same using $(date), etc.
> Have the same results as the post install scripts.
> On this computer the setup has never completely worked always 
> stopping on the post install scripts.
> I can see the sh.exe processes in the task manager and have 
> to kill them off.  As I do this the progress meter of setup 
> will continue until I have killed all of the locked sh 
> processes and the setup finally finishes.
> I have tried 
> * the recent version of bash that was offered here
> * giving everyone full rights to cygwin and the entire c drive.
> * setting USER and HOME
> * making sure there are no spaces in either
> * various settings for CYGWIN (thought I had it there after a 
> reboot). Now my CYGWIN is just: ntsec
> here is my 
> bash-2.05b$ uname -a
> CYGWIN_NT-5.1 Consultant01 1.5.5(0.94/3/2) 2003-09-20 16:31 
> i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
> And my cygcheck -svr is attached.
> The hang script hangs with both versions of bash (although 
> not the first time or two after the fresh reboot).
> I'm not sure what to try next.  If anyone can point me to a 
> document that might help, or if you have any suggestions to 
> try or some more information I can provide, it would be 
> greatly appreciated.  And I apologize for having to ask for 
> help on what I am sure is a EBCAC.  I have never had this 
> problem before.  
> Also important to note:  I think everything was working fine 
> until the XP downloaded and installed some update it 
> "needed."  But it is too late to verify that.  I have deleted 
> cygwin and reinstalled it several times (including removing 
> the regedit entries.
> Thanks again for anybody's help,
> Geoff

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