[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: psmisc-21.5-2

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 13 15:22:00 GMT 2006

I have updated the psmisc package to version 21.5-2.

This is a Cygwin specific bugfix release which solves two potential
crashes in pstree.

The psmisc package contains utilities for managing processes on your
system: pstree, killall and fuser.  The pstree command displays a tree
structure of all of the running processes on your system.  The killall
command sends a specified signal (SIGTERM if nothing is specified) to
processes identified by name.  The fuser command identifies the PIDs of
processes that are using specified files or filesystems.

The Cygwin release has a couple of patches applied to get the tools
running.  Mainly all TCP and UDP search facilities in fuser have been
disabled.  pstree uses ASCII art automatically when TERM=cygwin.

Be aware that these tools use /proc to collect information, so they
don't interact with native Windows processes.

Note that I just added this package for fun.  In its current state it
doesn't build OOTB, but needs a Makefile tweak.  If you want to build
it from source, use the following configure command:

  ./configure \
    --prefix=/usr \
    --datadir=$(prefix)/share \
    --mandir=$(prefix)/share/man \
    --without-libiconv-prefix \

then edit the "LIBS=" line in src/Makefile and set it to

  LIBS = -liconv -lintl

That's it.  Have fun.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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