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Re: Cygwin v1.3.1 DLL problems

This is probably due to the *scanf() bug noted earlier (and fixed in


"William D. Kirby" wrote:
> Have found serious problems using the latest Cygwin version 1.3.1
> working with the latest Gnuplot beta 3.8f+, and Octave v 2.1.34.
> For Gnuplot the program hangs up (100 % cpu) when trying to plot any
> data file. Using gdb I attempted to track down the problem. I found it
> had problems reading in an ascii data file after a few lines and then
> would abruptly set most of the data to NaN type values. On a separate
> computer after I replaced cygwin1.dll version 1.3.1 with dll version
> 1.1.8 the program appears to work fine. This was with the program
> compiled using version 1.3.1.
> During compiling with v 1.3.1 I got many warnings that S_IXUSR was being
> redefined in gnuplot stdfn.h, and this was the first time this warning
> has appeared. Previous versions of Cygwin did not report such a warning.
> After compiling Octave with Cygwin v1.3.1, it fails about 50 % of the
> test cases that comes with the package. I did not attempt to debug this
> large complex program, and I restored everything to Cygwin v 1.1.8 after
> this.
> I tried a number of things such as reinstalling Cygwin v 1.3.1 from
> scratch. I have returned to my original Cygwin v1.1.8 setup from backup
> tape on my main computer. It was on my laptop version Cygwin 1.3.1 did I
> find that the dll was the likely source of problems.
> I will wait until a new version of Cygwin comes out before changing from
> version 1.1.8.
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