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Re: A tale of "../libtool: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable" issue.

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According to Ravi V on 10/31/2006 2:50 PM:
> A tale of "../libtool: fork: Resource temporarily 
> unavailable" issue (cygcheck output attached).
> Problem
> -------
> Builds using cygwin shell (sh) fail with "../libtool:
> fork: Resource temporarily unavailable" error. This 
> happens when building mysql, for example. The "fork: 
> Resource temporarily unavailable" can appear for a 
> variety of reasons.

And based on traffic on this list, those reasons are usually due to buggy
or invasive drivers that inject threads into all windows programs,
interfering with cygwin's ability to map memory properly as it emulates
forks.  Try disabling your logitech webcam driver or mcafee virus scanner
(those tend to be the two biggest culprits, although there are others),
and see if it makes a difference.

> Found: C:\cygwin\usr\local\tools\i686_win32\ActivePerl-5.8\bin\perl.exe
> Found: C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe
> Warning: C:\cygwin\usr\local\tools\i686_win32\ActivePerl-5.8\bin\perl.exe hides C:\cygwin\bin\perl.exe

You may want to try using the cygwin perl instead of ActivePerl; that may
be contributing to your issue, as ActivePerl does not respond as well to
cygwin forks.

> bash                     3.1-6

You may want to consider an upgrade.

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