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nohup "broken" after update of cygwin from 1.5.9->1.5.12 -- keychain and ssh-agent broken at least...

Hi there,

My problem seems to boil down to this: If I have this simple batch file and dbl. click on it:
\cygwin\bin\bash -c "/usr/bin/nohup /usr/bin/ssh-agent -s"

With 1.5.9, this batch file would finish, the MS-DOS box would disappear, and ssh-agent would be operative and in the task list. With 1.5.12, the MS-DOS box lingers on, and if I close the MS-DOS box, ssh-agent is killed.

Any idea why?

Here is the output from uname -a (new/old):
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 pvmXP 1.5.12(0.116/4/2) 2004-11-10 08:34 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 pvmXP 1.5.9(0.112/4/2) 2004-03-18 23:05 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

I don't mind supplying /etc/setup/installed.db, but don't know what to show...


I have a batch file in my Start\Programs\Startup folder that ran
/usr/bin/keychain with this .bat syntax:
\cygwin\bin\bash -c "keychain `ls ~/.ssh/id*|grep -v '\.pub$'`"

It used to prompt me for my password, then finish (and the MS-DOS box
went away).

However, after updating today to the most recent "of everything", now
the behavior has changed. The MS-DOS box just sits there. If I try to
close it, I get the Windows "End Program" window, and closing it, kills

After the upgrade, I now have to start ssh-agent myself very carefully. (see code snippet below in batch file diff)

/usr/bin/keychain is identical to what it was.


Here is what I had to add: --- startxwin.bat (revision 796) +++ startxwin.bat (working copy) @@ -172,6 +172,14 @@ REM Set "Start in" to C:\cygwin\bin REM

+run bash -c "ps -ef | grep ssh-agent >/dev/null || ssh-agent | grep -v
'Agent pid'> ~/.keychain/`uname -n`-sh"
+echo Waiting for ssh-agent to "get registered"...
+bash -c "while ! (ps -ef | grep ssh-agent >/dev/null ) ; do echo '
1sec...' ; sleep 1 ; done"
 \cygwin\bin\bash -c "keychain `ls ~/.ssh/id*|grep -v '\.pub$'`"

REM Startup an xterm, using bash as the shell.

-- Peter Valdemar Mørch

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