Why are the 32- and 64-bit cygwin1.dlls incompatible?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Aug 24 03:06:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 06:56:53PM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>On 8/23/2013 13:16, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> The original error message was certainly not clear but maybe we need
>> to have something like:
>> "Can't run 32-bit Cygwin programs in a 64-bit Cygwin environment"
>> and vice versa with a, as you say, (ugh) way to turn this on and off.
>I don't want this to end up being a bigger problem than the original 
>behavior, either.

How would that end up being a bigger problem?  It's basically just a
different error message with a way to turn it on and off.

>If you do end up deciding to block cross-Cygwin exec()s, shouldn't 
>32-bit Cygwin refuse to run 64-bit Cygwin exes, too?

"and vice versa"


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