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Re: Fixing strace and cygcheck so that they work with mount -X

On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 08:19:55PM -0700, David Rothenberger wrote:
>On 5/11/2005 7:57 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 04:49:52PM -0700, David Rothenberger wrote:
>>>On 5/11/2005 3:41 PM, Michael Schaap wrote:
>>>>(At first I was a bit suspicious of the logic - it only sets those
>>>>Windows variables that are not currently set, so what about variables
>>>>that were changed or deleted within Cygwin?  - but it looks like the
>>>>Windows environment isn't the standard pre-Cygwin user environment, but
>>>>a minimal one with only PATH and SYSTEMROOT set, so it actually does
>>>>behave optimally this way - it sets all other variables when running
>>>>under mount -X, and sets nothing otherwise.)
>>>Right.  The main reason I did that, though, was because copying the
>>>Cygwin PATH to the Windows environment caused lots of core dumps.
>>You're going to have to convert the PATH to windows form before adding
>>it to the environment.
>Well, I think that problem is avoided because the patch only copies
>variables from the cygwin environment if they're not already in the
>Windows environment, and PATH is already in the Windows environment.

Aha.  You're right.  The PATH has been previously converted by whatever
started cygstart so it should be ok.  At least in Cygwin 1.5.16.


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