Cygwin 1.3.10 Setup.exe Install Problems With MSVCRT.DLL and source code on Win98

Pavel Tsekov
Wed Apr 10 03:06:00 GMT 2002

Hello, there! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 10:11:46 AM, you wrote:

Ok, found it - its canonicalize_version() in There is
a pointer 'v' which is modified and then delete[]'d.

A trivial patch is attached :)

2002-04-10  Pavel Tsekov  <>

            * (canonicalize_version): Fix a call delete[]
            to delete.

PT> Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 4:03:24 AM, you wrote:

rkrc>> Two major problems (summary):

rkrc>> 1. Setup.exe ( ends with a invalid page fault against MSVCRT.DLL
rkrc>> (details below) on my Windows 98 machine, before complely fininshing the
rkrc>> install.

PT> I have not investigated this yet - but from what I see the crash is
PT> similiar to one reported earlier to the ml. The address at which the
PT> crash occurs is inside the code of a helper function for
PT> free() and realloc().

PT> I'll look into this maybe this night.

PT> P.S. Thanks for the very good description of your problem :)
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