Problems with archiver "ar"

Eric Blake
Thu Sep 28 01:41:00 GMT 2006

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According to Frank Illenseer on 9/27/2006 11:34 AM:
> Sorry - for not providing all infos...
> I did some additional tests: When mounting my drives in "binmode" the
> error is gone and when mounting them in "textmode" the error is there.

Sounds like ar needs to be taught about open(O_BINARY)/fopen("rb") (or be
linked with binmode.o).

> But due to the newest bash update, I rather need "textmode" to re-use my
> existing scripts without conversion, as the come from a revision control
> system which always generates the EOLs according to the underlying system.

See the other thread on this today.  First, why can't you teach your
revision control system that on a cygwin binary mount, the underlying
system uses \n line endings, not \r\n?  Second, you can add this to the
beginning of your script to make bash ignore \r when the file has \r\n
endings even on a cygwin binary mount:

IFS=' ''	''
' # Yes, that is space, tab, and either a 1 or 2-character EOL as needed

> Cygwin Configuration Diagnostics
> Current System Time: Wed Sep 27 19:24:15 2006

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> a:  fd             N/A    N/A
> c:  hd  NTFS     99998Mb  99% CP CS UN PA FC     OS-WinXP & Apps

Wow - that's one packed drive.

> C:\Programme\cygwin      /          system  binmode
> C:\Programme\cygwin/bin  /usr/bin   system  binmode
> C:\Programme\cygwin/lib  /usr/lib   system  binmode
> .                        /cygdrive  system  binmode,cygdrive

I thought you said you had to use textmode?

> Not Found: sh

Not good.  Are you sure evereything is installed correctly?

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