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Re: Cron jobs visible
On Aug 10 18:31, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Corinna Vinschen (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:38:54 +0200)
> > On Aug 10 14:15, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > > * Corinna Vinschen (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:34:25 +0200)
> > > > On Aug 10 12:57, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > > > > I upgraded to Windows 7 on Sunday and now whenever cron runs a job,
> > > > > the new forked cron process is visible in a console window. I
> > > > > suspect that this might be related to the new "Console Window Host"
> > > > > (conhost.exe) as I also get this window when I run screen inside a
> > > > > shell.
> > > >
> > > > Cygwin 1.5.25, I presume. Cygwin 1.5.25 is not supported under W7. Use
> > > > Cygwin 1.7 instead. It contains workarounds for a few really incredible
> > > > bugs introduced in Windows 7 in terms of console windows. I reported two
> > > > of them in the beta testing phase. One of them has been only partially
> > > > fixed (and introduced a new one in the W7 32 bit), the other one hasn't
> > > > been fixed at all in RTM.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the insight and background information. I'll probably wait
> > > until 1.7 is out of beta and an "official" migration document is
> > > released.
> > What "official" migration document? There will be a release announcment
> > and that's it.
> Something like "how to move from 1.5 to 1.7". Or will it be an automatic
> process done via (and by) Setup.exe? Or will we have to do a "fresh
> install" :-/ ?
There's an update option, but it will not be entirely bump-free. For a
couple of reasons the installation will only copy system mount points
from the HKLM registry entries to the new /etc/fstab, but not your user
mount points from the HKCU registry entries to /etc/fstab.d/$USER.
And there's no way back after an update. But as I noted in my zillion
(apparently unread) test announcements, it's no problem to run 1.5 and
1.7 installations in separate directories side-by-side.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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