Cygwin 1.7 problems on Windows XP SP2

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Aug 20 15:43:00 GMT 2010

On 8/20/2010 11:28 AM, Baldur Gislason wrote:
> Hi, I recently installed the latest version of cygwin after using previous
> (1.5) versions without problems. Almost nothing works on 1.7 and even after
> reinstalling my machine
> I still have the same problem. My machine runs Windows XP SP2.
> My install.log.full has a lot of errors like this one:
> 3879146 [main] bash 3716 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before
> initialization, retry 0, exit code 0x100, errno 11
> 4 [main] bash 3872 C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** fatal error - couldn't
> allocate heap, Win32 error 487, base 0x6D0000, top 0x740000, reserve_size
> 454656, allocsize 458752, page_const 4096
> This doesn't only happen with bash, it was also happening with other apps
> such as rsync before I reinstalled the operating system. Any ideas or hints
> for diagnosing this? Can I acquire an older setup.exe and try installing a
> previous version of cygwin? Full log is at

If you look in the email archives for messages with similar complaints,
you'll find that this kind of problem is most commonly the result of one
of two things:

   1. You need to install the rebase package, read its README, and run
      rebaseall as prescribed.

   2. <>

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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