fetchmail pops up console windows

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 22 18:03:00 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 02:04:15PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Feb 22 13:50, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:
>>This still bugs me.  fetchmail pops up console windows when delivering
>>mails to procmail.  It doesn't matter if I run fetchmail directly from
>>the commandline (in my case in a rxvt window under X) or as a service.
>>I build a debug version of fetchmail.  But when running it under the
>>insight debugger the problem vanishes.
>Add a sleep(60) early in the main function, rebuild, start fetchmail,
>then attach gdb to the running process from another console window,
>using the pid of fetchmail as second parameter.  Then set a breakpoint
>to the next line after the sleep and continue.  This decouples the
>console handling of fetchmail from the console handling of gdb.

Or build cygwin1.dll with --enable-debugging and set the "CYGWIN_DEBUG"
environment variable to "fetchmail".  It should popup a window with
a gdb attached to the fetchmail.


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