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RE: 1.7.15-1: mintty bash failing to run .NET executables ?
- From: "James Johnston" <JamesJ at motionview3d dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 15:49:55 -0000
- Subject: RE: 1.7.15-1: mintty bash failing to run .NET executables ?
- References: <CAH7x9fdkQZzDiN2DFz05FWFtcJkKHb6YdcSChhyLwjWFQASM7A@mail.gmail.com> <CAH7x9fenDwtUxMNbGma=BHVpUUw4+C8JeUYanoQ6HL7sfkY4CQ@mail.gmail.com>
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 06:14
> Subject: 1.7.15-1: mintty bash failing to run .NET executables ?
> After that, .NET programs failed to launch at all. The mintty bash
> sits there, no CPU or anything else being used, the .NET .exe failing to
> according to Task Manager. (Have left it 10 or 15 minutes to make
> sure.) Ctrl-C / Ctrl-Break, Ctrl-Z fail to have any effect. Clicking the
close 'X' on
> the window housing the mintty terminal just kills it (mintty.exe and
> bash.exe) immediately?(as seen in Task Manager)?without comment or
> question from Windows.
I had the same problem with 1.7.15, and so did one or two other people. The
latest developer snapshot fixed the problem for me (so far!).
> roll back your cygwin.dll to 1.7.14-2
I would not suggest doing this. The last several Cygwin versions had a
series of problems with handling of standard input/output for non-Cygwin
programs; in some situations, the problems were timing-sensitive and did not
occur 100% of the time.
I would also strongly recommend that you look at setting the new pipe_byte
option in the CYGWIN environment variable (
http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html ). Unfortunately the
documentation has zero indication of why you would need to set this, but to
summarize, you will probably want/need to set this if you are redirecting
standard input to a non-Cygwin program (either .NET or otherwise).
You may find it useful to read some of the archived discussion in the Cygwin
mailing list over the past few months; there are several discussions
regarding these issues that should give you a deeper understanding of the
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
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