This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: snapshots vs. Win9x
On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 06:55:03AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
>According to Eric Blake on 3/8/2006 10:10 PM:
>>I've been running the 20060227 successfully for several days now on
>>Win98, so I tried upgrading today. However, something introduced
>>between 20060227 and 20060301 causes all cygwin processes to hang on
>>exit; and the situation is not improved all the way through 20060308.
>20060313 fixes the situation - I can once again run the latest snapshot
>on Win98. Thanks cgf for your hard work, and for putting up with all
>these mailing list complaints.
You beat me to the punch. I was going to mention that I thought I'd fixed
this in the latest snapshot but I was running a long build on Win98 before
I announced success. It was a very tricky problem to fix.
Basically, cygwin has been broken wrt signal handling for a few functions
for a couple of years. Fixing that uncovered a Windows 98 oddity which had
gone undetected for years.
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html