1.7.7: rm -rf sometimes fails - race condition?
Fri Dec 10 23:15:00 GMT 2010
On 12/10/2010 2:45 PM, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Certainly I don't get back to a stock Windows configuration, and that's hardly
> what a typical Cygwin installation would look like anyways;
Of course not, but it's reasonable to start from a common baseline when
debugging problems. If doing so makes the problem go away, it means the
problem is in some other third-party software, and so is not something
Cygwin can reasonably be expected to fix.
If you are able to point blame at a specific piece of third-party
software, let us know so it can be added to the BLODA list:
I don't see your specific version of Sophos there. Maybe they fixed
their problems since v7. It could instead mean no one has bothered to
post a credible smoking gun showing the same problems in a later
version. I know if I had problems with Cygwin after installing a later
version of Sophos, I'd just assume it's still broken rather than debug
and re-report it.
> software that's failing is rm.exe in certain circumstances when running "cygport
> fetchmail-6.3.19-1 all", so it's not exactly rocket science I've been trying :)
Point me to your source package, and I'll download it and try building
it in a loop here.
I tried downloading the current .18 source release with setup.exe, but
it's not a cygport source package, so I don't think testing with it
would be a useful approximation of your test condition. There's no
point testing a different cygport package, because I've already done
that dozens or hundreds of times before. It hasn't failed for me in the
way you report.
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