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RE: 1.5.21-1: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin

Um, I did both on my first post yesterday.  :)

- Jonathan Lanier

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: 1.5.21-1: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin

<>.  Reformatted.

Champ Mendis wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" 
> <reply-to-list-only-lh <AT> cygwin <DOT> com>
> To: <cygwin <AT> cygwin <DOT> com>

<>.  Thanks.

> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:47 AM
> Subject: Re: 1.5.21-1: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin
>> Jonathan Lanier wrote:
>>> Well, I thought of that - first rule of debugging, calculatus 
>>> eliminatus.  I tried it; but, attempts to use the older DLLs with 
>>> newer apps (or vice-versa) result in corrupted shared memory, and 
>>> force me to reboot my WinXP box.  I've been under the impression 
>>> that cygwin1.dll isn't really meant to be cross-compatible with 
>>> applications built against other versions of Cygwin, which would 
>>> probably make the search useless.  If anyone knows otherwise, I'm 
>>> keen to hear anything about cygwin1.dll-swapping that could be of 
>>> use - i.e. how far back I could go and expect to retain binary
>> There is backwards binary compatibility but not forward.  So I'd 
>> suggest, if you're interested in trying this, that you use your 
>> 1.5.14 environment and swap in DLLs until it doesn't work.  But keep 
>> your original DLL so you can "reset" it at the end.  Start with the 
>> oldest snapshot and binary search your way in.
> Hi,
> I got the same problem, I ran Insight debugger too but it failed. Code

> very well in new version of Cygwin but Exe file does not give any 
> output. Insight debugger says unknown error.
> I was wondering whether XP Media Edition is conflicting with Cygwin 
> environment.
> I tried the Cygwin1.dll to run in DOS mode but it failed.
> I will also try the same thing as Jonathan says.

Two additional thoughts on this:

  o If you have a small, simple test case in C, it's worth your while
    to consider sending it to the list.

  o You should send along your cygcheck output.  Indeed, it's worthwhile
    re-read <>.  The more relevant
    the better! :-)

Larry Hall                    
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