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Re: problem with run command and the environment

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Jeff Hardy wrote:

> Is this fact useful to the discussion? The run.exe
> executable that shows a limited view of the
> environment under the latest cygwin is exactly the
> same executable that runs on the older version of
> cygwin that I have that does NOT exhibit the same
> pathological behavior of displaying the limited
> environment. The same run.exe binary behaves
> differently on two different cygwins. On the older
> cygwin it displays the full environment and on the
> newer cygwin, it displays a severely limited view of
> the environment.
> How can the problem be in run?

Because run subverts Cygwin using Windows calls.  Cygwin does not assure
that this subversion will continue to work from release to release.
Cygwin is only backward compatible when working entirely within the Cygwin

Brian Ford
Lead Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
the best safety device in any aircraft is a well-trained pilot...

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