Support for sa_sigaction

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Nov 14 13:46:00 GMT 2007

Joaquín Mª López Muñoz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen ha escrito:
>> On Nov 14 11:06, Joaqu?n M? L?pez Mu?oz wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> The latest releases of Cygwin support include sa_sigaction member in the
>>> structure sigaction, but older releases such as Cygwin 1.5.7 don't (I've just
>>> checked it out with my 1.5.7 local copy).
>>> How can I find the exact Cygwin release where sa_sigaction began to be
>>> supported? I've scanned the web, the mailing lists archive and the CVS repo
>>> looking for this piece of info, to no avail.
>> Use `cvs annotate' to find the date when sa_sigaction has been
>> introduced and then check against the release dates.  So, from what I
>> can tell, 1.5.7 should already have sa_sigaction.  sa_sigaction has been
>> introduced immediately when introducing the file include/cygwin/signal.h
>> on 2003-11-03, while Cygwin 1.5.7 has been released on 2004-01-31.
> These dates are correct, but there's no include/cygwin/signal.h in my
> local copy of cygwin. I don't know which exact Cygwin package would
> bring that header in.


>> However, why is it important to know?  Just use the latest Cygwin
>> version and you're done.
> In order to support legacy environments. I'm doing this reasearch in connection with
> the Boost Config Library ( ).

Still not clear why it's important for you to live in the past.  What
exactly about upgrading is the problem?

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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