Updated: Cygwin 1.7.13

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Apr 5 15:27:00 GMT 2012

Hi Cygwin friends and users,

I just released 1.7.13.  This is mainly a bugfix release, especially
to fix two braindead bugs I introduce in 1.7.12.  Two new features
crept in, though.

What's new:

- mkpasswd and mkgroup now try to print an entry for the TrustedInstaller
  account existing since Windows Vista/Server 2008.

- Terminal typeahead when switching from canonical to non-canonical mode
  is now properly flushed.

Bug fixes:

- getpass(3) now reads from and writes to/dev/tty in the first place,
  and only falls back to stdin and stderr if opening /dev/tty fails.

- Fix a bug in execve, which results in wrongly handling arbitrary
  Cygwin executables as native, non-Cygwin executables.

- Fix a bug in the new /dev code which disallowed to create files
  under /dev, even if /dev is backed by an existing /dev directory
  on disk.  This could result in misbehaving postinstall scripts.

- (Hopefully) fix a bug in /etc/passwd code which could result in
  reading unrelated home path entries when accessing the "unknown
  user account" entry (account name "????????").

Have fun,


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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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