Cygwin 1.7 problems on Windows XP SP2
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Aug 20 21:30:00 GMT 2010
On 8/20/2010 3:31 PM, Steve Holden wrote:
> On 8/20/2010 11:34 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 8/20/2010 11:28 AM, Baldur Gislason wrote:
>>> Hi, I recently installed the latest version of cygwin after using
>>> (1.5) versions without problems. Almost nothing works on 1.7 and even
>>> 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
>>> 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.
> Supplementary: what do you do when rebaseall fails to work? I've tried
> to post my cygcheck output a couple of times, but perhaps gmane has
> volume limits. Guess I could use e-mail ...
What's email? ;-)
If rebaseall is "failing", then that makes me think that some kind of
BLODA is your real issue.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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> 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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