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# Re: [PATCH] Bugs in cron-config: filename case and PATH

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Oct 10 10:29, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > /usr/bin/cron-config doesn't work when "case_check:strict" is in effect,
>
> http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html, especially the
> first few words about the check_case option.  I have no inclination at
> all to support this option any further.

Yes, yes, but until that option is completely taken out (which I will
strenuously object to, and I already stated my willingness to support at
least partial functionality there), I think it makes sense to override it.
Even if case strict case checking is eventually deprecated, it'll be a
no-op.

> > as well as not setting the PATH to include /usr/bin.  So, the cron
> > service can't find cygwin1.dll, unless \$PATH in the global system
> > environment contains 'c:\cygwin\bin'.
>
> Since cygrunsrv saw the light of the world for the first time, it adds
> /bin to \$PATH before calling the inferior application.  So I don't see
> how adding /usr/bin to \$PATH should help finding the DLL.

I've no idea either.  However, I do know that I was getting "Cannot find
cygwin1.dll" popups before adding the option, and not getting them after.

Maybe a bug in cygrunsrv?  I'll debug this, but I still think cron-config
ought to be robust.
Igor
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