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Re: maintaining bash

On Fri, Apr 08, 2005 at 03:06:02PM +0200, David Dindorp wrote:
>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Apr  8 12:19, David Dindorp wrote:
>>> To be fair, this is probably more a Cygwin DLL problem than a bash
>>> problem, or perhaps a "bash hasn't kept up with changes in Cygwin
>>> because the maintainer haven't had the time" problem.  It's running
>>> quite stable under 1.5.10, it sucks with 1.5.12 and 1.5.13 and any
>>> of the latest snapshots..  (Haven't tried 1.5.11, but I will as soon
>>> as I get the time.)
>> It would be more helpful to test with 1.5.14 and current snapshots
>> and to help tracking down the problem in Cygwin you suspect.
>I'd love to.
>Actually I've tried ~10 different recent snapshots in a couple of the
>test environments that we have here, and they all worked pretty bad.
>The snapshots have a tendency to cause bash to crash rather than hang,
>which means I haven't got more than a stack trace to go by.  I've
>posted some of them to this list, but haven't really got any pointers
>to what could be wrong in any of the cases.  Since I don't know Cygwin
>that well, I'm having a hard time figuring it out myself.  I thought
>I'd spare the list the noise of reposting the traces, and so I'm
>basically just stuck.
>If you can tell me how to proceed from here, I'd be happy to throw in
>a bunch of manhours to try and find out what's wrong.

If you are happy to throw a bunch of manhours to try and find out what's
wrong, then the solution is obvious -- learn cygwin that well.

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