Cygwin64: mkshortcut - Segmentation fault

Charles Wilson
Fri Jun 7 13:56:00 GMT 2013

On 6/7/2013 8:35 AM, Vasiliy wrote:
> $ /usr/bin/mkshortcut $CYGWINFORALL -P -i /usr/bin/XWin.exe -n
> "Cygwin-X/XWin Server" -a "/usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c
> /usr/bin/startxwin.exe" /usr/bin/run.exe
>        4 [main] mkshortcut (9880) C:\cygwin64\bin\mkshortcut.exe: ***
> fatal error - cygheap base mismatch detected - 0x0/0x61272950.
> This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the cygwin DLL.
> Search for cygwin1.dll using the Windows Start->Find/Search facility
> and delete all but the most recent version.  The most recent version *should*
> reside in x:\cygwin\bin, where 'x' is the drive on which you have
> installed the cygwin distribution.  Rebooting is also suggested if you
> are unable to find another cygwin DLL.
> Segmentation fault

Unfortunately, this is not a problem, per se, within mkshortcut itself. 
It's a system issue; make sure there are no other cygwin1.dll's on your 
system or in your $PATH.  Finally, you could try manually running 
rebaseall in your 64bit installation, and then rebooting.


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