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RE: rxvt shortcut problem (bash, XP, memory, heap, Win32 error 487)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Garrett, Ron" <ron dot garrett at il dot proquest dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:45:07 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: rxvt shortcut problem (bash, XP, memory, heap, Win32 error 487)
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
First off, you didn't seem to run "cygcheck -svr", as it's missing at
least the list of installed packages. Also, from your cygcheck output:
678k 2001/05/21 C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
"cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=2001/5/21 5:28
Cygwin DLL version info:
dll major: 1003
dll minor: 2
dll epoch: 19
This doesn't look like a very recent version of the Cygwin DLL. I also
don't see the output of "id", which indicates an old version of cygcheck.
What version of Cygwin are you running?
On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, Garrett, Ron wrote:
> Files attached as suggested. Cygcheck.def is from the default terminal
> running bash. Cygcheck.rxvt is from the rxvt terminal running sh.
> One other note: If I set the environment variable "SHELL" to "bash" using
> the Control Panel, then clicking the rxvt icon (invoking rxvt with NO
> arguments) leads to the two windows opening briefly and then closing. It
> seems pretty clear the problem is caused by starting bash from within rxvt,
> rather than the rxvt program itself.
> Thanks for any help.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elfyn McBratney [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 5:29 PM
> To: Garrett, Ron
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: rxvt shortcut problem (bash, XP, memory, heap, Win32 error 487)
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003, Garrett, Ron wrote:
> > I'm having trouble starting rxvt from a shortcut icon. If I simply click on
> > the rxvt.exe icon in a Windows Explorer window, then I get a console window
> > that is running /usr/bin/sh. If I then try to start bash, I get a heap
> > allocation error:
> > $ ps
> > PID PPID PGID WINPID TTY UID STIME COMMAND
> > 180 1 180 180 con 1005 11:43:00 /usr/bin/rxvt
> > 3292 180 3292 948 0 1005 11:43:01 /usr/bin/sh
> > 3812 3292 3292 2440 0 1005 11:43:17 /usr/bin/ps
> > $ bash
> > C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's heap (0x2B80000) in child, cygheap, Win32 error 487
> > If I try a shortcut that starts bash immediately (as suggested by several
> > sources), then I see two windows open briefly and close. I'm guessing the
> > same problem is happening there.
> > If I start rxvt from a cygwin terminal window (already running bash), then
> > rxvt starts up fine, and begins running bash itself. This happens even when
> > I don't include the "-e /bin/bash" arguments to rxvt.
> Can you send the output of `cygcheck -svr', as a plain-text *non-compressed*
> attachment (not inlined) to the list? It might help pinpoint your problem.
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