Problem with 20110616 snapshot, ssh-agent, and mintty

David Rothenberger
Tue Jun 21 23:49:00 GMT 2011

I'm having a problem with recent snapshots, including the 20110616
snapshot. I normally start ssh-agent using keychain as part of my
bash startup. The problem I have is that once the bash process that
starts the ssh-agent process exits, subsequent starts of mintty

Here's an example:

C:\Users\drothe>uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 tela64 1.7.10s(0.248/5/3) 20110616 23:01:21 i686 Cygwin

C:\Users\drothe>bash --norc
bash-4.1$ mintty bash --norc -c 'ssh-agent'
bash-4.1$ mintty bash --norc

That last start of mintty fails with the message "Failed to fork
child process: No such file or directory."

This is happening on my Win7 64-bit installation and my WinXP Pro
32-bit installation.

David Rothenberger  ----

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