Bug Report: Regression in Cygwin 2.11.0-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 3 07:39:00 GMT 2018

On Sep  2 08:37, David Allsopp wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Sep  1 16:41, David Allsopp wrote:
> > > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > > Some of the path handling is seriously crippled as soon as you start
> > > > using backslashes, and that's a delipberate decision and won't
> > > > change, even after fixing the aforementioned bug.
> > >
> > > I don't quite follow this - does that mean that that path definitely
> > > work even with a new Cygwin? i.e. our existing build system is
> > > permanently broken for Cygwin 2.11+?
> > 
> > No.  The problem we're talking about here is a regression and needs fixing, no
> > doubt about it.
> > 
> > I was just saying that win32 paths *in general* get a less complete treatment
> > than POSIX paths for hopefully obvious reasons.  Just be aware that \foo\bar is
> > not the same as /foo/bar and may even point to another file.
> >
> > As for the bug in question:  I pushed a patch which should fix this issue.  I
> > created new developer snapshots and uploaded them to
> > https://cygwin.com/snapshots/.  Please give them a try.
> Thanks! That snapshot does indeed fix our build.

Thanks for testing.

> How feasible would it be to generate an alternate setup.ini
> (setup-snapshots.ini or something) and include the snapshots in the
> actual mirror with a switch to setup to select the alternate file?
> When we finally get to it with OCaml's CI, that is probably how I
> would configure our CI to operate (i.e. synchronise with a mirror,
> download the latest snapshot and then patch setup.ini), but I imagine
> there might be other projects which would set jobs running if it were
> very simple from upstream to do. 

I'll release 2.11.1 today or tomorrow.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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