Tcl/Tk wish shell execution problem under bash

Igor Pechtchanski
Thu Sep 18 14:49:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Jeff Russell wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >
> > Can you reproduce the hang by running 'bash -c wish84'?  How about 'bash
> > --login -i -c wish84'?  If so, the problem might be triggered by the
> > presence of bash.
> >
> The following attempts produce the same hanging behavior:
>   "bash -c /bin/wish84" from a DOS command shell and a bash (--login -i)
> shell
>   "bash --login -i -c /bin/wish84" from DOS shell nd a bash (--login -i)
> shell
> However,
>   "strace -w /bin/wish84" (from a bash shell) works!  (Also confirmed by
> Felix von Hove)
> I haven't tried the latest snapshot due to learning curve (in progress).
> JEff Russell

This validates my WAG somewhat.  Does "strace -o wish.strace bash -c
wish84" reproduce the hang?  The reason is that, IIRC, strace uses Windows
exec mechanisms, rather than Cygwin's, so you need to force Cygwin's exec
by running bash first.
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