cygwin bughunt (FAQ alert?)

Igor Pechtchanski
Fri Jan 21 19:42:00 GMT 2005

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 11:53:25AM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Also agreed.  But the source provided in the cygwin source package is
> >worthless for debugging, since one can't build Cygwin from that source.
> >If debugger symbols were available, that source would actually be
> >useful.  :-)
> Huh?
>   tar xjf cygwin-1.5.12-1-src.tar.bz2
>   cd cygwin-1.5.12-1
>   mkdir build
>   cd build
>   (../configure; make) >& make.out
> This builds a cygwin DLL.  Just tried it.

Whoops!  Apologies for providing outdated information...  At some point
this required a CVS version of w32api, IIRC.

For the archives, adding "--enable-debugging" to "../configure" above
should build a debug version of the DLL.

> Since all of your arguments were presupposing something to do with CVS,
> I assume that this addresses your concerns.

Yes, it does.

> You don't need CVS and I did not say that you had to use CVS.
> It does make sense to check CVS or a snapshot to see if your problem is
> fixed before you go to any effort trying to debug a problem, however.

True, and others have made this point too.
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