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Re: too many environment variables on self-compiled xar archiver

Greetings, Brian Inglis!

> On 2017-05-23 16:30, Michael Stellar wrote:
>> I am getting the following when running my self-compiled xar 1.6.1 archiver
>> gdb xar
>> Starting program: /usr/local/bin/xar
>> [New Thread 12044.0x1f54]
>> [New Thread 12044.0xfc8]
>> [New Thread 12044.0x2dcc]
>> [New Thread 12044.0x2cd8]
>> [New Thread 12044.0x2d58]
>>       1 [main] xar 12044 C:\cygwin\usr\local\bin\xar.exe: *** fatal
>> error - internal error reading the windows environment - too many
>> environment variables?
>>     739 [main] xar 12044 cygwin_exception::open_stackdumpfile: Dumping
>> stack trace to xar.exe.stackdump
>> [Thread 12044.0x2dcc exited with code 256]
>> [Thread 12044.0xfc8 exited with code 256]
>> [Thread 12044.0x2cd8 exited with code 256]
>> [Inferior 1 (process 12044) exited with code 0400]
>> My env variables is here , i have tried
>> to unset some of the long variables but the error still persist.

> Did you notice this entry and does anyone know where this comes from?
>         !C:=C:\cygwin\bin

This is coming from CMD, and denotes current working directory on an indicated

> Another poster found a problem with non-ascii accented initial letters
> in the environment variable name - perhaps this is the same problem?

> If Cygwin environment setup has a problem with an environment variable
> name or contents, it should either ignore it, copy it, or convert it to
> Cygwin format, but it seems to be stumbling, when it should just be
> ignoring it and skipping to the next variable.

> Try removing that environment variable, either from the Control Panel,
> or directly in regedit if necessary.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:59:39

Sorry for my terrible english...

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