Mon Jun 10 08:23:00 GMT 2002
Monday, 10 June, 2002 Christopher Faylor firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
CF> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 11:13:59AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 11:52:28PM -0400, Chris Faylor wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 11:12:53PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>> >2002-06-09 Pierre Humblet <email@example.com>
>>> > * environ.cc (addWinDefEnv): New.
>>> > (inWinDefEnv): New.
>>> > (writeWinDefEnv): New.
>>> > * spawn.cc (spawn_guts): Call functions above to set
>>> > traditional Windows environment variables when copying the
>>> > environment to the cygheap, before CreateProcessAsUser().
>>> > Define sec_attribs and call sec_user_nih() only once.
>>> > * environ.h: Declare inWinDefEnv() and addWinDefEnv(), and
>>> > define WINDEFENVC.
>>> I don't know about the sexec question. Anyone know if there are (or
>>> were) any actual applications out there which use sexecve? Isn't this
>>> just a cygwin invention? I wonder if we should just nuke it from cygwin
>>> and see if anyone complains. It would certainly simplify spawn.cc.
>>AFAICS, there should only be old applications left using sexec,
>>perhaps the original SSH.com port from Sergey, years ago. I'm
>>even not sure if it still works with current Cygwin. login(1)
>>was originally ported by using sexec but neither login(1) nor
>>any other application in the distro are using any sexecXX call.
>>I'd guess it's existance is in limbo. We *would* obviously
>>break backward compatibility by removing that functionality
>>but it's a backward compatibility to applications build at least
>>two years ago.
CF> Ok. I'm in favor of getting rid of sexec in 1.3.11, then.
CF> I'll do that sometime today.
Do you think it's better remove them from exports, or just make them
return ENOSYS? I'd prefer the latter, because windows has very nasty
habit f popping up gui dialog in case of absent dll entry point, and
if host is 1000 miles away and you're logged in remotely, there's no
way (or at lease i don't know one) to kill the application which
misses some entry in dll, other from reboot.
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