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Re: Reliable old script... - seems to be an AVS program

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 06:03:42PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> >>These machines have an anti-virus program, but the same one I have 
> >>been using for the past two or three years.  The filenames either have 
> >>no extension, or ".txt".
> >
> >That's most likely the problem anyway, what happens if you turn it off?
> This is possible, particularly if the AV program has been updated.  If so,
> turning it off is typically not enough to avoid the problems introduced by
> it though.  You may need to uninstall it (and reboot) to completely rule it
> out.

I uninstalled Anti-Vir [1], and the script has run hundreds
of times on several different data sources with no errors yet,
so this may indeed be the problem!

One way for me to confirm that the problem is _not_ the kernel would
be to update Cygwin on my laptop, which currently uses

CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.5.22(0.156/4/2) 2006-11-13 17:01

However, the laptop is currently my only reliably functioning
machine, so I'm deeply reluctant to do so unless I have an
easy and reliable way to go back to the kernel 1.5.22 if
a problem occurs.  

Question: Is the kernel itself part of one of the packages
installed by setup.exe, and is it possible to use setup.exe
to go back to a previous kernel (i.e., to 1.5.22) after one 
has updated to the most recent version?

I see there was a thread last month about AVS programs [2]
but see no clear recommendations except one for Anti-Vir [3]
-- the problem that is causing me problems now! -- and one
recommendation for AVG [4,5].



Tom Baker - -

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