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Re: setup hangs during postinstall
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, Brian Ford wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 07:24:53PM +0100, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
> > >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
> > foo=`bar`
> > 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.
> Yes. I thought this had always been clear.
I'd say it's confusing the DLL initialization sequence, as the function
doesn't even have to be called (see the simple hanging example in this
> Since this only happens in bash, and not in sh, I doubt that is the
> problem. Are we looking at some kind of weird bash bug here? We have
> almost eliminated most of Cygwin since MINGW SHLWAPI executables exhibit
> the problem.
Speaking of which, what's the version of SHLWAPI that hangs? On my
machine (which doesn't exhibit the hang) I have
$ ls -l shlwapi.dll msvcrt.dll
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Administ SYSTEM 300816 Oct 20 2000 shlwapi.dll
-rwxrwxr-x+ 1 Administ SYSTEM 290869 Oct 30 2001 msvcrt.dll
The properties dialogs show the following versions:
File version: 5.50.4522.1800
Description: Shell Light-weight Utility Library
Copyright: Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2000
File version: 6.1.9359.0
Description: Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library
Copyright: Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-1999
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