1.7.7: rm -rf sometimes fails - race condition?

Matthias Andree matthias.andree@gmx.de
Sat Dec 11 11:48:00 GMT 2010

Am 11.12.2010 00:14, schrieb Warren Young:

> 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:
>      http://cygwin.com/faq/faq.using.html#faq.using.bloda
> 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.

Thanks. Note that the official maintenance remains with Jason, I've been toying
around with cygport only (your download tool needs to follow HTTP redirects, for
curl, use -L; wget should be fine as-is):


Matthias Andree

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