why must cygwin be first in path?

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Fri Feb 4 09:44:00 GMT 2000

--- Steven Schram <sschram@aircell.com> wrote:
> Basically as a porting layer so I can use GNU software.  Why do you ask?

I was trying to determine if you were using Cygwin for it's intended purpose
(adding a POSIX layer on top of Win32) or if you were just using it for the
User Interface portion.  If you don't need the POSIX layer I was going to
suggest that you look at Mingw and the links at
http://www.egroups.com/group/mingw32 .

> 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.

Hmm.  Interesting.  Are the environment variables that are set by the
cygnus.bat file, already existing in your Win32 environment?

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

Possibly, but that would lead you to debugging Cygwin as well.


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