why must cygwin be first in path?

Steven Schram sschram@aircell.com
Fri Feb 4 09:03:00 GMT 2000

Basically as a porting layer so I can use GNU software.  Why do you ask?

I tested "sh -c make -f makefile.mk" and it does the same thing as before.
I see the same results when executing from a bash shell started from a cmd
shell.  If I execute bash from cygnus.bat pointed to by a shortcut, I don't
get the delay.

If I really want to chase this down, it looks like I will need to dive into
Make with gdb.


-----Original Message-----
From: Earnie Boyd [ mailto:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com ]
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 9:16 AM
To: Steven Schram; Bob McGowan
Cc: cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
Subject: RE: why must cygwin be first in path?

--- Steven Schram <sschram@aircell.com> wrote:
> How fast is your test computer?  In my case, bash takes no perceptible
> to start -- no matter whether cygwin1.dll is currently loaded or has been
> loaded recently.   On the other hand, make starts quickly but pauses
> processing the Makefile only if the PATH is arranged 'incorrectly' and
> if the pause hasn't occurred in the last 10 seconds.  It seems important
> note that the delay happens every 10 seconds even if make is executed
> repeatedly.  Also, it need not be executed from an interactive shell.  I
> Visual SlickEdit and it executes make via a non-interactive cmd.exe shell.
> The delay does occur in this case.

So, exactly what are _you_ using Cygwin for?  Are you using the POSIX layer

What happens if you modify the make command to be "sh -c 'make'"?  Do you
the same results when executing make from bash?


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