[ECOS] Problems installing on Windows 7 x64

Jonathan Larmour jifl@eCosCentric.com
Mon Apr 16 15:37:00 GMT 2012

On 14/04/12 13:37, Fabrizio Carrai wrote:
> I found the reason of the error: the tcl_platform(os) call returns
> "CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64" instead of the expected "windows" string.
> Here the patch that SHOULD avoid the error (the code part below starts
> around line 67 of ecos-install.tcl):

Thanks for that, I've updated the installer.

> I wrote SHOULD since I still experience the random error "couldn't
> fork child process: resource temporarily unavailable", so I'm not able
> to fully test the patch.

That sounds like some sort of cygwin issue I'm afraid, or at least it
looks like some sort of incompatibility between the Tcl and the cygwin.
You might want to make sure that the Tcl installation comes from the same
sort of timeframe as the cygwin installation. For that matter, are you
sure your Tcl installation comes from the cygwin project at all? If it
didn't, that might also explain the new form of tcl_platform.

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