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Re: [h-e-w] 23.0.60; cygwin1.dll dependency

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] 23.0.60; cygwin1.dll dependency
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:17:14 +0200
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Stephan Mueller wrote:
> Using Lennart's patched Emacs.
> I have a current Cygwin installation with many packages.  Note that I'm
> running
> with cygwin 1.5 -- not the experimental 1.7:
> [D:\Emacs\emacsw32-23.0\emacs\bin] cygcheck -c cygwin
> Cygwin Package Information
> Package              Version        Status
> cygwin               1.5.25-15      OK
> When I attempt to launch patched emacs, it generates the following message > at the console prompt from which it was launched; while the emacs frame is
> displayed, it is unusuable (program is non-responsive).
> [D:\Emacs\emacsw32-23.0\emacs\bin] .\emacs.exe
>     172 [main] ? (3944) D:\Emacs\emacsw32-23.0\emacs\bin\emacs.exe: ***
> fatal er
> ror - Incompatible cygwin .dll -- incompatible per_process info 0 != 168
> Renaming my copy of cygwin1.dll in the cygwin installation before starting
> emacs suppresses the problem.
> This behaviour did not occur with the previous Emacsw32 version I was using > (a build based on emacs 22). Perhaps I didn't see it because the previous
> emacs was compatible with the cygwin version I have?
> Ideally, emacsw32 would not be bound to any particular version of cygwin,
> so that it could be compatible with both current and experimental
> installations.
> Thanks.
> In GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
>  of 2008-08-13 on LENNART-69DE564 (patched)

Thanks for the bug report Stephan.

This is a strange error and I do not understand where it comes from. There should be no dependencies on cygwin1.dll in a Emacs+EmacsW32.

Could you please (with cygwin1.dll in its place) try to start Emacs with


Do you still see the problem with the cygwin1.dll then?

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