James Johnston JamesJ@motionview3d.com
Tue Aug 21 16:11:00 GMT 2012

> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 14:39
> Subject: Re: /etc/profile
> Eric Blake <eblake <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > Unfortunately, at least your windows system dll directory has to be on
> > PATH, or cygwin1.dll will fail to load, so blindly removing ALL
> > windows paths from PATH is wrong.
> At that point cygwin1.dll is already loaded and so far I haven't seen
> not working due to that change.  But yes, I didn't think of that, so I'm
> why it seems to work as nicely as it does.

Read section "Search order for desktop applications" at "Dynamic-Link
Library Search Order" at

Bottom line, you don't need system32 in the path for DLL loading to work.  I
seem to recall that some earlier versions of Windows actually did not
include system32 in the PATH by default.

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