Problems with run.exe (silent crashes) - stopped working suddenly

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Wed Mar 12 21:24:00 GMT 2014


Greetings, Gulliver Smith!

> My system is Windows 7 professional 64 bit. The Cygwin is 32 bit,
> updated monthly

> I have a backup script that used to run successfully from a Windows
> shortcut or scheduled task as

> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c
> "/home/gulliver/bin/backup >> /cygdrive/c/temp/backup.log 2>&1"

> However, around August 2013 this stopped working (it took me a while to notice)

run is known to crash at random occasions, since... around that time.
I don't know if it has been fixed, sorry.
That aside, I see no reason to use run in your case.

> If I try in a windows command prompt it also crashed,

> I get a small run.exe.stackdump file:

> Stack trace:
> Frame     Function  Args
> 00284B28  610303D2 (00000114, 0000EA60, 000000A4, 00284B78)
> 00284C38  610DA4DD (00000000, 00650000, 00284C78, 0028CE64)

> The problem is not with the bash command or script - it runs fine from
> both the command prompt or a shortcut if I change the command to

> C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -l -c "/home/gulliver/bin/backup >>
> /cygdrive/c/temp/backup.log 2>&1"

> but then there is an empty Windows window open for the whole time.

Use cron, then there won't be any stray windows.

> A related issue is an xterm shortcut that used to work:

> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "xterm.exe -title TTTTT
> -bg '#EEFFFE' -e ssh -Y xxxx@yyyy&"

Now, THIS is a VERY wrong way to do it.
You're
1. Starting run
2. Telling it to start bash
3. Telling bash to start xterm
4. In which you're starting an SSH session.

Why not start xterm directly? Also, ever heard of PuTTY? Or mintty?

> This used to work as intended. Now it opens an xterm on the local host
> only - the ssh command fails. Again, removing the "run" and executing
> "bash" directly works but opens a second window.

> Does anyone know what might be happening or how to debug this problem?

Most simple solution would be to use right tools for the job, I'd say.


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WBR,
Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 13.03.2014, <00:14>

Sorry for my terrible english...


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