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Re: setup hangs during postinstall
On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:24:53PM +0100, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
>Again, probably going over old ground but I can't find anywhere that it has
>actually been stated for those that can't duplicate the problem, that
> TOPFOLDER="$(cygpath d:/)/Cygwin-XFree86"
> cygpath d:/
>As Brian has noted, Executing the binary with '< /dev/null' stops the
>hanging, but also executing it without capturing the output to a variable
>also stops the hanging.
I would guess that something like
is what is causing the problem because this uses a pipe for
communication. In a shell that is run from setup.exe, it is possible
that stdin is not opened at all and stdout is the pipe in question.
Maybe this is somehow confusing the SHF* function.
So, the question is does something like this also hang?
exec 0<&- 1>&-
cygpath -S | cat
when invoked from the command line? Or possibly via "Run"?
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