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Re: error running cygcheck 1.32

On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Kevin Van Workum wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Kevin Van Workum wrote:
> >
> > > I have cygcheck version 1.32. If I run cygcheck -s, a window titled
> > > "Program Error" pops up. The window says "cygcheck.exe has generated
> > > errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the
> > > program. An error log is being created." cygcheck stops printing
> > > information after the PATH is printed. The output is below.
> > >
> > > What causes this problem?
> > > How can I fix it?
> > > Where is this error log created?
> > >
> > > <<begin cygcheck output>>
> > >[snip]
> >
> > Kevin,
> >
> > After printing the PATH, the later versions of cygcheck attempt to execute
> > "id.exe" to get user information.  For some reason this fails for you.
> > Can you try executing "id" and "CYGWIN=nontsec id" on the command line and
> > posting the output?  Try also running "cygcheck -s" under strace and
> > seeing what is the last system call cygcheck makes before it fails.
> >       Igor
> Running "id" prints:
> uid=1003(vanw) gid=513(None) groups=513(None),544(Administrators),545(Users)
> Running "CYGWIN=nontsec id" prints:
> uid=1003(vanw) gid=513(None) groups=513(None)

Well, this shows that you can run "id" with no crashes...

> I'm not sure what to look for in the strace output. Below is the
> last few lines and attached is the entire output of "strace cygcheck -s".
> [snip]
> Kevin Van Workum, PhD

The included strace lines look like a normal termination sequence...
However, the strace output you've attached says

   Program name: c:\cygwin\bin\id.exe (2476)

at the top, which means you ran "id", not "cygcheck -s" under strace.
The idea was to try to get "cygcheck -s" to crash under strace, and see
what the last action before the crash would be.  Could you also run
"cygcheck -s" under gdb and see if it crashes?  If it does, try to get a

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