[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: [experimental] cygwin-1.5.25-8

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Feb 24 14:05:00 GMT 2008

On Feb 24 08:47, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Corinna Vinschen (Sat, 23 Feb 2008 22:28:19 +0100)
> > I've uploaded a test version of the Cygwin DLL and its utilities,
> > version 1.5.25-8. 
> > 
> > The main purpose of this update is to allow Cygwin to run correctly on
> > Windows 2008 Server.  A change in the exception handling in Windows 2008
> > Server requires to change the exception handling in the Cygwin DLL as
> > well, otherwise an exception in a Cygwin process results in an endless
> > loop in the OS, taking 100% CPU.  I reported this problem upstream.
> > [...]
> I couldn't install Cygwin on a Windows 2008 machine. The setup stalls 
> when terminfo.sh /etc/postinstall/terminfo.sh gets executed. Bash goes 
> up to CPU load between 80% and 100% (but I checked with Process 
> Monitor that bash does not access the file system or the registry).
> When i first install the new release (click on "experimental") and on 
> a second run the rest the installation works fine.

That was to be expected.  Using 1.5.25-7 results in a hang on the 32 bit
version of 2008 when running the postinstall scripts.  You must install
with 1.5.25-8 immediately.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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