Tried to fix "Doing vfork: resource temporarily unavailable" error with Emacs, now can't start X server

Ken Brown
Mon Apr 18 12:13:00 GMT 2011

On 4/17/2011 6:30 PM, David M. Karr wrote:
> Cygwin 1.7.8 (and 1.7.9), Win7SP1.
> I was having issues with my Emacs startup occasionally failing with
> "Doing vfork: resource temporarily unavailable".  I found a link that
> alleged to have the solution to this
> (

The advice about libncurses on that page is obsolete.  It applied to old 
versions of emacs.  The suggestion of running rebaseall is good but...

> I followed these steps, although when I looked at "libncurses7", I saw
> it was set to "Skip", and that I had versions 8, 9, and 10.  So, I set
> those to reinstall and continued the update.  It also updated some other
> things, including updating me from Cygwin 1.7.8 to 1.7.9.

you should try rebaseall now.


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