Win2000 compatibility

Csaba Raduly rcsaba@gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 08:40:00 GMT 2012


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:18 AM, Christopher Faylor  wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 07:19:07PM +0400, iggor wrote:
>>It appears that Cygwin SETUP.EXE at this time is uncompatible with
>>Windows 2000, since it uses function GetModuleHandleExA which leads to
>>error in searching entry point in kernel32.dll.  So, I cannot run setup
>>at all, even get help with option.  AFAIK, this function is absent in
>>all Win2k, not only my SP4, build 2195.
>
> I finally managed to check this on a virtual machine at home.  At work I
> could only check the sources and import list for setup.exe to see if
> GetModuleHandleExA was referenced and I couldn't see any sign of it.
> And, unsurprisingly, when I try setup.exe at home under W2K it does work
> fine under Windows Service Pack 4.
>
> If you're having problems it seems like you either have an old version
> of setup.exe or a non-Cygwin version of setup.exe.

The following experiment appears to confirm that setup.exe has nothing
to do with GetModuleHandleExA :

$ strings ~/Cygwin/setup/setup.exe | grep GetModule
GetModuleFileNameW
GetModuleHandleA

This is a setup.exe built from the CVS sources. The executable
downloaded from cygwin.com is compressed, so:

$ strings ~/download/setup-1.7.exe | grep GetModule
(no output)


Csaba
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