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Re: 1.5.11: execvp bug (XP)

Okay, this is interesting. I got rid of /usr/bin/perl, and copied perl5.8.5.exe back to perl.exe. Then I tried the exact sequence you had below and it worked. For some reason the /usr/bin/perl1 soft link works but the /usr/bin/perl soft link does not. I'm at a loss. Why can't I make /usr/bin/perl a soft link to /usr/bin/perl5.8.5? Why does this only seem to affect certain systems?


Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

Well, I have XP SP1, and, as you saw, it worked.  Since I didn't *really*
try it with 1.5.11, but rather with a self-built DLL from CVS, you might
try the latest snapshot and see if that fixes your problem.  Otherwise, I
had a WAG that it had to do with the presence of .exe in the symlink name
and contents, but the guess didn't pan out for me -- it worked in all 4

I don't believe you ever said whether the *exact* sequence of commands
below worked for you or not.

Ah, another possibly relevant point: I use perl 5.8.2-1...  Could you
please try that?

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Isaac Foraker wrote:

#uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 xcoisaacf20 1.5.11(0.116/4/2) 2004-09-04 23:17 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

I tried this same experiment on a home PC, and it is not having the
problem. The major difference I can see is that the home PC has XP SP2
installed, and the work machine is still on Service Pack 1 (I have no
control over that). I'm trying to identify anything else different on
the work machine that could cause 1.5.11 to not work. I'm not having any
trouble with 1.5.10, so my group is sticking with that for now.


Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

Sorry, missed that. Still, like CGF, I can't reproduce this:

$ echo -e 'default:\n\tperl1' > Makefile
$ echo -e '#!/usr/bin/perl1\n\n\nprint "Success.\\n"' >
$ ln -fs /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl1
$ make
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 pechtcha 1.5.12(0.116/4/2) 2004-09-07 15:07 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

There must be something peculiar to your installation. Does the exact
recipe above work for you?

Isaac W. Foraker <>
Sr. Software Engineer, Xilinx, Longmont, CO 720.652.3918

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