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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1

On 2014-10-22 11:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> - Drop the current working directory from the default DLL search path in
>  favor of Cygwin's /bin dir.
I'm not so comfortable with this one.

I use
PATH=/my/dir/bin:/usr/bin /my/otherdir/myprog

There is no DLL at all in /my/otherdir (this is the very first place
for Windows to look for DLL's, and i think that this cannot change).
In /my/dir/bin, there is an updated version of a library also
located in /usr/bin, for example an updated cygstdc++-6.dll (from GCC 4.9.1).

Does this mean that, under this change, cygstdc++-6.dll will be found
in /usr/bin and not in /my/dir/bin ? In fact, this is what i can
observe personnally.

Also, i don't remember that the CWD has an impact on where DLL is found (apart
from being in PATH, and apart from being the dir where the exe resides).

For a test i have commented out in the line
'wcpncpy (installation_dir, ...' (and also the next one)
and the old behaviour is now back.

It seems to me that this change is a regression. Could someone please argue?


Denis Excoffier.

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