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RE: Missing dependencies and Cygwin

On 21 August 2007 16:53, Thorsten Kampe wrote:

> Hi,
> this is more like an observation an not a problem: in the past I
> noticed some third party applications compiled against Cygwin that
> wouldn't because of missing dependencies/DLLs. This was quite obvious
> as I got a big pop-up saying something like "cannot find cygwhatever-
> x.y.dll". Then I could look for the package containing the DLL and
> everything was fine.
> This seems to have changed as nowadays applications just silently
> return without any visible error. I have to run "strace app" to see
> the same error I used to see without strace.

  Or you could check for exit code 53 in the shell (as per this morning's previous message on the subject...)
> Is there some kind of "API change" or is it mere coincidence?

  It was deliberate.  Kinda messes up scripts and cron-jobs if they pop up requesters that have to be clicked away by human intervention before they can continue.

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