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Re: "/usr/bin/tar.exe" hangs, Windows 10, CYGWIN_NT-10.0 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64

On 11/15/2019 10:12 AM, Keith Christian wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 7:40 AM Ken Brown <> wrote:
>> On 11/15/2019 9:19 AM, Keith Christian wrote:
>>> Tar in recent updates to Cygwin64 hangs.
>>> When the tar command is run with strace, it generates voluminous
>>> output but won't list tar file contents or extract the tar file (or
>>> tar.gz, tar.xz, etc.)
>>> tar --version
>>> tar (GNU tar) 1.29
>>> Packaged by Cygwin (1.29-1)
>>> Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>>> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
>>> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
>>> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
>>> Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.
>>> ls -l /usr/bin/tar.exe
>>> -rwxr-xr-x 1 kchris0000 Domain Users 424979 Dec  8  2016 /usr/bin/tar.exe
>>> Could someone check this please?
>> Works for me.  Could you have some anti-virus software that's interfering?  Look
>> for suspicious DLLs in the strace output.
>> Ken
> Ken, thanks for replying.
> These are the DLL's in the strace output, expanded with "ldd."  I
> don't see anything out of the ordinary.

I don't either.

> Is there a list of DLL's known to cause problems with Cygwin?

Not that I know of.  But there is the BLODA list 
(  Have you checked that?

If you want to post the strace output somewhere or send it to me off-list, I'll 
see if I notice anything unusual.  Posting it somewhere is better, so that 
others can look also.


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