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Re: too many environment variables on self-compiled xar archiver

Tried, on 1 different machine without vs 2015 and vs 2017 installed on
it, pretty much minimum env variables, getting the same result,
probably it's a bug in the cygwin runtime?,

does anyone or cygwin developer have other clue?.

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Michael Stellar
<> wrote:
> Hello Brian,
>         Appreciated the reply, tried to search "!C:" on registry or
> searching for "!C:" in all files (*.*) content on c:\cygwin or using
> tools like rapidee (to edit env variables), and the result is i could
> not found it!.
> Looks like it's being added by either the bash shell? itself or
> something else?. The only i could found is "%{!S:%{!c:%e-c or -S
> required for Ada}}" inside c++.exe, cpp.exe, g++.exe, gcc.exe.
> Btw my environment is latest cygwin x86, windows 10 x64 creator
> update, visual studio 2015 and & 2017 installed, gcc and g++ mingw x86
> and x64 installed. Latest cygwin snapshot.
> Cheers,
> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:53 AM, Brian Inglis
> <> wrote:
>> On 2017-05-23 16:30, Michael Stellar wrote:
>>> I am getting the following when running my self-compiled xar 1.6.1 archiver
>>> gdb xar
>>> Starting program: /usr/local/bin/xar
>>> [New Thread 12044.0x1f54]
>>> [New Thread 12044.0xfc8]
>>> [New Thread 12044.0x2dcc]
>>> [New Thread 12044.0x2cd8]
>>> [New Thread 12044.0x2d58]
>>>       1 [main] xar 12044 C:\cygwin\usr\local\bin\xar.exe: *** fatal
>>> error - internal error reading the windows environment - too many
>>> environment variables?
>>>     739 [main] xar 12044 cygwin_exception::open_stackdumpfile: Dumping
>>> stack trace to xar.exe.stackdump
>>> [Thread 12044.0x2dcc exited with code 256]
>>> [Thread 12044.0xfc8 exited with code 256]
>>> [Thread 12044.0x2cd8 exited with code 256]
>>> [Inferior 1 (process 12044) exited with code 0400]
>>> My env variables is here , i have tried
>>> to unset some of the long variables but the error still persist.
>> Did you notice this entry and does anyone know where this comes from?
>>         !C:=C:\cygwin\bin
>> Another poster found a problem with non-ascii accented initial letters
>> in the environment variable name - perhaps this is the same problem?
>> If Cygwin environment setup has a problem with an environment variable
>> name or contents, it should either ignore it, copy it, or convert it to
>> Cygwin format, but it seems to be stumbling, when it should just be
>> ignoring it and skipping to the next variable.
>> Try removing that environment variable, either from the Control Panel,
>> or directly in regedit if necessary.
>> --
>> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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