cygwin/xfree86/emacs problems after upgrading
Wed Feb 4 21:21:00 GMT 2004
On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Thomas L Roche wrote:
> Note that I run emacs via
> emacs --debug-init &
> from bash in an xterm which I launch with
> start XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -emulate3buttons
Not quite. Judging from your cygcheck output, you use startxwin.bat.
> However I'm also, again only since upgrading, having problems with
> unzip, e.g.
> > inflating:
> > 735 [main] unzip 1820 cmalloc: cmalloc returned NULL
> > error: zipfile probably corrupt (segmentation violation)
> which I get even unzip'ing a known-good file (i.e. one that I unzip'ed
> successfully before upgrading from 1.5.5-1).
Do you have a small testcase that would allow others to reproduce this?
Perhaps a (small) sample .zip file?
> So it seems plausible that there is also a (base) cygwin problem, which
> might be causing the emacs and unzip problems. Or that the emacs and
> unzip problems are unrelated.
They most likely are unrelated.
> What should I try next?
I'd suspect the unzip issue has to do with the path length to the file.
You can try confirming it by creating a file in a deeply nested directory,
putting that one file in a .zip, and then trying to unzip it into some
place even deeper in the directory hierarchy. Can't help you with the
emacs issue, as I don't use emacs.
> (Note that cygcheck shows
> at the head of my PATH; those dirs don't exist, and they're not in my
> windows path.)
This (and the existence of CYGWIN_ROOT in your environment) is an artifact
of using startxwin.bat. Unless you have a default directory for the
Cygwin root, you can't use that file OOTB -- you'll have to edit it and
replace "\cygwin" with the value of your Cygwin root (in your case,
> CYGWIN_ROOT = `\cygwin'
Hope this helps,
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