Similar Bash 3.1.18 CR/LF Problem

Igor Peshansky
Fri Sep 29 14:24:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Eric Blake wrote:

> According to Wilks, Dan on 9/28/2006 3:59 PM:
> >
> > That was my guess.  But since this was the cygwin installer run off
> > of the cygwin site I thought I'd mention it, if for no other reason
> > than tracking purposes.  Maybe there's a problem with the installer /
> > postinstall script when downgrading? Or perhaps that's intended
> > behavior.  It was just surprising.
> It's intended behavior; the postinstall script was not written with
> downgrades in mind (I may rethink that for my next release; but, it won't
> help you, because downgrading to 3.1-8 or earlier will not have this patch).
> >
> > And... it didn't run again when re-upgrading just bash to the new
> > (broken) version so we had to manually copy bash.exe to sh.exe.
> What makes you think the current version is broken?  In my opinion, it
> works just fine.  However, your discovery that using Windows paths
> instead of POSIX paths makes cygwin revert to binary file opens on text
> mounts is rather interesting.  I don't know if cygwin1.dll is at fault
> for that strange behavior.  It may be possible for me to patch bash to
> always convert script names to POSIX before opening them, so that you
> would get the right mount behavior, but I'm not looking forward to such
> a hack.

IIRC, Cygwin explicitly treats out-of-mount (Win32) paths as binary.
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