1.5.24: setup.exe segfault

Greg Chicares chicares@cox.net
Sun Apr 8 18:06:00 GMT 2007

On 2007-4-8 14:45 UTC, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Apr 2007, Greg Chicares wrote:
>> I've run setup.exe numerous times this morning, and it segfaulted
>> only once. I tried again, but couldn't reproduce the problem.
> It doesn't look like you're running the latest snapshot of setup -- please
> try that (from <http://cygwin.com/setup/snapshots/>).
> If you can reproduce the crash with the latest snapshot, we could get a
> more accurate diagnosis with addr2line.

I followed the link you gave, and downloaded this file:
It did not crash. It let me retrieve the package I wanted, then
successfully updated that package:

/cygdrive/c/cygwin-cache[0]$cygcheck -s -v -r |grep mingw-runtime
mingw-runtime        3.11-1
/cygdrive/c/cygwin-cache[0]$cygcheck -s -v -r |grep mingw-runtime
mingw-runtime        3.12-4

Let me point out two small things:

(1) The initial screen says "Copyright 2000-2006"; should it say
2007 instead of 2006?

(2) When I did "Download Without Installing" as a separate step to
fetch this package, setup-2.562.exe terminated without showing the
  Cygwin Setup
  Download Complete
messagebox I've grown accustomed to seeing. Is the lack of that
messagebox a new feature? I mistook it for an abend; but, running
it under gdb, everything looked okay even though the messagebox
did not appear:

/cygdrive/c/cygwin-cache[0]$gdb ./setup-2.562.exe
GNU gdb (cygwin-special)
[big snip]
warning: .ini setup_version is 2.510.2.2, our setup_version is 2.562
warning: LOG: 2 note: Download Complete
warning: LOG: 2 Ending cygwin install

Program exited normally.
(gdb) q

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