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Re: tty initialization failure under cygwin 1.7.2?

On Apr  1 14:31, Eric Berge wrote:
> I recently updated to 1.7.2 from 1.7.1 with the March 15 development
> patch and noticed I was getting some process failures.  In particular
> I was running the Coverity static analysis tool, and was getting an
> error about not being able to "initialize fd 0 for /dev/tty0".
> This problem does not appear to occur with remote desktop, just with
> ssh.
> I've been searching around for a simpler version of the problem
> and this is what I found:
> The test scenario is to do the following:
> 1. ssh into an cygwin sshd server with an explicit password
> 2. Run "cmd"
> 3. From "cmd" run "ls"
> I unfortunately no longer have the 1.7.1 + Mar15 patch running but
> with cygwin 1.5 and running "ls" lists the entries of the directory
> as expected.  However, running on 1.7.2 has the following output:
> C:\cygwin\home\eberge>ls
> ls
>      12 [main] ls 3984 C:\cygwin\bin\ls.exe: *** fatal error - couldn't initialize fd 0 for /dev/tty0
> C:\cygwin\home\eberge>
> I hope this is reflective of the problem I had with Coverity.  It is
> the same error message at least.  Is this indicative of an underlying
> problem in 1.7.2 or is this related to any sort of reconfiguration I
> need to do on my box after updating to 1.7.2?

I'm wondering if that's a side effect with some other software.  I can
not reproduce your problem.  I tried your test scenario and it works for
me.  I don't get any weird error from ls.


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