Setup.exe Problems on Vista
Michael D. Adams
Wed May 2 21:38:00 GMT 2007
On 4/30/07, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Michael D. Adams wrote:
> > On 4/24/07, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> > > Michael D. Adams wrote:
> > > > On 4/23/07, Dave Korn <dave.korn AT artimi DOT com> wrote:
> > > >> On 24 April 2007 00:19, Michael D. Adams wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > >> What's going on here could be related to security changes in the
> > > >> way Vista handles dll and executable search paths, perhaps, but
> > > >> that's fairly speculative.
> > > >>
> > > >> Which reminds me. Isn't it about time this conversation had some
> > > >> input from cygcheck on the various systems involved?
> > > >
> > > > Do you just want a 'cygcheck -c' or is there another option you'd
> > > > like the output from?
> > >
> > > 'cygcheck -srv', attached, not included, please.
> > Sorry for the delay in responding. Here are the files with the
> > output. Let me know if there are any tweaks to how I run these that
> > you would like to see (e.g. running setup.exe with C:\cygwin\bin
> > already in the path, etc.).
> > cygwin-510.txt: Fresh install with setup.exe version 2.510.
> > C:\cygwin\bin is *not* added to the path beforehand. Ran cygcheck from
> > the windows cmd.exe in the C:\cygwin\bin directory. Note that cygcheck
> > also emits to stderr "'id' program not found" twice. (Adding
> > C:\cygwin\bin to the path while running cygcheck doesn't fix that
> > message.)
> Can you also run one from a bash shell (invoking it explicitly as
> /bin/cygcheck)? Also, if you change the system PATH variable, you need to
> restart cmd.exe, otherwise the changes won't be picked up. If
> c:\cygwin\bin is in the PATH as cmd.exe sees it, cygcheck should be able
> to find 'id'.
This is a bit of a bummer. I can't reproduce the error anymore. I
have absolutely no idea what changed. I moved the old version out of
the way and cleaned the registry, but the bug still won't appear. I
guess just hope the next person to run into this bug will have an
easier time figuring out the problem.
In the mean time here's hoping the bug stays away for good,
Michael D. Adams
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