1.7.1 release date?

Dave Korn dave.korn.cygwin@googlemail.com
Wed Dec 2 00:39:00 GMT 2009


Charles Wilson wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> It would be a good thing to have the file in some package (cygwin or
>> base-files), but it's not just the cygwin.bat file, it's also the
>> desktop and menu shortcuts pointing to that file.  Do we have a tool
>> which allows to generate a shortcut with everything (cwd, icon, etc)
>> from the commandline?
> 
> mkshortcut from cygutils. However, there was recently reported a bug in
> the cygwin-1.7 version of cygutils, specifically in mkshortcut:
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-11/msg00843.html''
> 
> I haven't had time to track it down yet, and we certainly wouldn't want
> to deploy the new spiffy cygwin-1.7/setup-1.7 with a reliance on a tool
> that has a known bug...
> 
> I'm really slammed at work right now; if some kind soul could debug this
> issue and provide a patch, I can scrape together a half hour or so to
> roll out a new release...

  Found it.  Patch shortly.  Off by one setting the terminating NUL in the
MAX_PATH-size buffers in mkshortcut().

    cheers,
      DaveK



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