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Re: cygwin stopped working

On 2018-02-11 18:16, Andreas Schiffler wrote:
> On 2/11/2018 2:42 AM, Doug Henderson wrote:
>> On 11 February 2018 at 01:18, Andreas Schiffler  wrote:
>>> Terminal (bash) fails with:
>>> Error: Could not fork child process: Resource temporarily unavailable (-1).
>>> DLL rebasing may be required; see 'rebaseall / rebase --help'.
>>> bash-4.4$ ls
>>>        1 [main] bash (6316) C:\Cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** fatal error - cygheap
>>> base mismatch detected - 0x3922410/0x3962410.
>>> This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the cygwin
>>> DLL.
>>> I do have another version of the cygwin dll file on the system (Plex
>>> installation) but that never caused any issues in the past.
>> The method I use is to define CYGWIN_NOWINPATH=1 before I start
>> cygwin. Actually, I set it in my Windows User environment so it is
>> always set for my user. You can find the old windows path as the value
>> of the environment variable ORIGINAL_PATH. Then, when necessary, I add
>> only the previous path components that I require back in my
>> .bash_profile. In my cases,My path looks like:
>> $ echo $PATH
>> /home/USER/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/cygdrive/c/Go/bin:/bin
>> In your case, you may have Plex in your path. Make sure any Plex
>> related directories are not in your cygwin path.
>> A Google (or similar) search for "CYGWIN_NOWINPATH" will find many
>> pages on and
> Thanks for the tip, but that didn't seem to have helped.> The registry setting CYGWIN_NOWINPATH=1 did not seem to affect the
> environment as seen in bash.> The variable seems to be set:> bash-4.4$ set>
COMSPEC='C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe'> CYGWIN_NOWINPATH=1> but the path variable
contains still all the common system locations:> bash-4.4$ echo $PATH>
/cygdrive/c/ProgramData/Oracle/Java/javapath:/cygdrive/c/Program Files
> (x86)/iis express/PHP/v5.3:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft
> Shared/Windows Live:/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft
> Shared/Windows Live:/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Intel/iCLS 
> Client:/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Intel/iCLS 
> Client:/cygdrive/c/Windows/system32:/cygdrive/c/Windows:...snip...> Manually overriding the PATH variable in bash did not help (presumably
> because the offending DLL is already loaded):> bash-4.4$ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin> bash-4.4$ echo $PATH>
/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin> bash-4.4$ ls> 0 [main] bash (11276)
C:\Cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** fatal error - cygheap base
> mismatch detected - 0x3C52410/0x36F2410.> This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the cygwin
> DLL.> Search for cygwin1.dll using the Windows Start->Find/Search facility and
> delete all but the most recent version. The most recent version *should* 
> reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is the drive on which you have installed
> the cygwin distribution. Rebooting is also suggested if you are unable to
> find another cygwin DLL.
Run in a cmd terminal <CYGWIN_ROOT>\bin\cygcheck bash (or ls) and see if there
are any non-Cygwin and non-Windows DLLs from other products' directories in your
path that may be interfering.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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