Failure with fork()

marco atzeri
Thu Jun 27 19:15:00 GMT 2013

Il 6/27/2013 9:01 PM, Alan W. Irwin ha scritto:
> On 2013-06-27 11:35-0700 Alan W. Irwin wrote:
>> The only Windows platform available to me is Wine.  And I have
>> no Cygwin on Wine experience at this stage because this fork bug shut
>> me out.  But now that it is fixed in CVS, how do I get access to
>> the fixed version of setup.exe?
>> Are there daily snapshot builds of the CVS version I could access?
> Never mind.  I have now found the snapshots page, and the latest one
> contains
> 013-06-18  Christopher Faylor  <>
> * (child_info_fork::alloc_stack): Don't subtract 4096 from
> stack pointer since getstack() already does that.
> Could someone confirm that is the fork fix of interest here?

Of course not. Corinna solved the problem today
and cygwin1-20130619.dll.bz2 was built last 19th June
so you need to wait the next one.

> I am somewhat confused by the remark
> at
> that "You cannot use Cygwin Setup to install a snapshot."
> So what exactly is installed by a snapshot?  Is it just the core part
> of Cygwin?

It is just the core cygwin1.dll
The easy way is copy the new one on the current one.
Of course all cygwin processes must be shutdown before..

> Is there enough included in cygwin-inst-YYYYMMDD.tar.bz2
> so I can run setup.exe from the installed version of that tarball to
> download and install or update additional Cygwin components that I
> might need?
> Alan
> __________________________
> Alan W. Irwin

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