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RE: Cygwin Setup 99% (fwd)

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Rao, Shrisha wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 16, 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > Shrisha,
> >
> > The Cygwin list does allow posts from non-subscribers, but puts them
> > through spam filter checks, and sometimes does not let messages
> > through. To find out how to be able to post without being flooded by
> > e-mail, see <>.  I'm
> > directing the reply to the list, though.
> Thanks.  I hope this message makes it.

It did.

> > On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Rao, Shrisha wrote:
> > > I cannot open a bash shell when the setup hangs, because Windows
> > > reports a "Missing Shortcut" called cygwin.bat.  Suggestions?
> > > Thanks for your time.
> > You can always do a "cd c:\cygwin\bin" and ".\bash.exe --login -i"
> > from a cmd.exe shell, which would be equivalent to the standard
> > cygwin.bat. The above suggested commands can then be run from that
> > shell.
> I did that and got a bash shell, thanks much.
> However, strangely, the "kill -9 ..." sequence you suggested itself
> hangs within this bash shell.  (Actually, when the shell comes up it
> does not know the right PATH, but this was easily fixed with
> PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH".)
> Some commands work within the shell and some don't; e.g., tar and bzip2
> work separately but tar -xjf doesn't (no error, just hangs).  Likewise,
> latex hangs saying "kpathsea: running mktexfmt latexfmt".
> Regards,
> Shrisha Rao

It was shown to be a bash bug (pipes left open on spawn, see
<>).  A new bash-2.05b-16
should be on some mirrors already.
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