Updated: cygwin-1.5.4-1

Christopher Faylor cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Sep 13 16:44:00 GMT 2003

I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed is below.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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Changes since 1.5.3-1:

- Shared memory security fixes.  (Pierre Humblet)

- Signal handler tweaks.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix crash when resizing a console window.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fix mmap to avoid memory corruption caused by mmap table management.
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Fix problem where misbehaving program (like tee.exe) could trash its
  command line and, subsequently, cause a crash when queried by procps.
 (Christopher Faylor)

- Make sleep, nanosleep properly return correctly rounded amount of time left
  to sleep.  (Pierre Humblet)

- Avoid defining IPV6 stuff in cygwin headers since it really isn't available
  and could confuse some programs that check for it (like libjava).
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Fill in '.' and '..' fields for directories which lack them.
  Should fix "find won't recurse into last N directories in a drive root like
  c:\, where N == 1 || N == 2" problem; for some people at least.
  (Christopher Faylor)

- Correctly account for '.' and '..' in link counts.  (Christopher Faylor)

- Export argz* and envz* functions from newlib.  (Nicholas Wourms)

- Implement endusershell, getusershell and setusershell.  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Initialize pw_comment field in passwd fields parsed by cygwin (apparently
  helps perl).  (Christopher Faylor)

- Implement many new functions from BSD - daemon, forkpty, openpty, iruserok,
  ruserok, login_tty, openpty, forkpty, revoke, logwtmp, updwtmp.
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- *Finally* move getopt function into the cygwin DLL.  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Make cygcheck not report empty packages as "Incomplete". (Igor Pechtchanski)

- Remove cygcheck dependence on an external gzip program (speeds up cygcheck -c
  reporting).  (Christopher Faylor)

- Make atexit commands thread independent.  (Thomas Pfaff)

- Fix output from "mount -m" to correctly report -u mounts and managed
  mode mounts.  (AJ Reins)

- Fix strange smb problem where removing a directory succeeds but returns
  an error anyway.  (Corinna Vinschen, Christopher Faylor)

- Add a -d (--dump-only) option to cygcheck to avoid doing sanity tests
  on packages.  (Igor Pechtchanski)

- Fix problem where symlinks showed as foo.lnk on network shares.
  (Corinna Vinschen)

- Fix strange problem where a removal of a directory on a samba share would
  report failure even when the removal succeeded.
  (Corinna Vinschen,  Christopher Faylor)

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