Cygwin postinstall scripts / bash [ ] syntax fails on Win 2003 x64 / Xen
Sun May 31 08:56:00 GMT 2009
On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 06:19:25PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
>First time writing to this list, forgive me if this is redundant but I
>have spent many hours researching this issue and while it seems to be
>at least a known issue, I can't find any evidence it has been
>The best thing I can do is point you to this post, it is quite telling:
>I am not using "KVM", but I am using Windows 2003 x64 on Xen, and I am
>having the same issue. Cygwin fails to run the postinstall scripts,
>and this leaves the environment all but unusable. It comes down to the
>fact that bash cannot execute the "test" or "[ x ]" syntax without
>throwing a segmentation fault. Running [ 1 ] at the bash prompt
>immediately reproduces the bug. The bash prompt can be loaded, but non
>of the startup scripts are executed and I just get a bash-3.2$ prompt
>The people who posted at the above link wrote a patch that supposedly
>solved the problem, but there is no way for a normal user to try this
>without a compiler and it doesn't appear to be in the release Cygwin
>code yet. I also tried the Cygwin 1.7 beta and have the same problem.
I didn't see any Cygwin patch there. AFAICT, someone changed kvm.
If there is a Cygwin patch you'll need to be more explicit.
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