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Re: "/usr/bin/boxes" command fails to run, Windows 10, CYGWIN_NT-10.0 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64

On Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM Ken Brown <> wrote:
> On 11/14/2019 2:32 PM, Keith Christian wrote:
> > The "boxes" command fails to run on a Cygwin64 install two weeks ago.
> >
> > echo "hello" | /usr/bin/boxes
> > boxes: No such file or directory
> Running boxes under strace shows that it is trying to open a file named "-" and
> exiting because that file doesn't exist.
> The version of boxes in the Cygwin distro is very old, so I don't think it's
> worth the trouble to debug this.  I just downloaded and built the latest
> release, and it seems to work fine.
> I've added the boxes maintainer to the Cc in case he wants to update the package.
> Ken
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Thanks, Ken.

Boxes had been working well in 32 bit Cygwin, I recently upgraded to a
WIndows 10 computer and decided to try 64 bit Cygwin as a fresh
install on the new machine.  "boxes" hasn't worked since the 32 to 64
bit change.

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