Bug: 1.5.18: 'This application has failed to start because cygwin1.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem'

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Oct 14 17:55:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Oct 10 21:29, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > I believe this may be an instance of the error I reported in
> > <http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-09/msg00552.html>.  Basically,
> > the PATH conversion code stops whenever it encounters an invalid
> > element in the PATH.  In my case it was due to strict case checking,
> > but it seems to be a more general problem.  Basically, the Cygwin path
> > conversion code stops when it encounters a non-existent directory, and
> > only returns the part of the path it's converted so far.  Since in
> > your case the invalid directory comes first, you get an empty PATH.
> >
> > A patch to turn off this behavior altogether is reasonably simple, but
> > I'm not sure it'll be accepted.  The main question is whether this
> > behavior is desired. Corinna or Chris, care to comment?
> This should be solved in current CVS (the general problem with
> non-existant directories, not the case_check stuff).

Incidentally, that fix also solves the check_case problem I reported,
since, due to the wrong case, Cygwin simply thought that the directory was
non-existent.  My patch attempted to make Cygwin understand that the
directory was valid, whereas your approach is much simpler.  In any case,
I'm happy... Thanks! :-)
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