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Re: Errors creating new 32-bit Cygwin installation




On Wed, 13 Feb 2019 at 16:17, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 2/13/2019 10:38 AM, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> > I'm trying to create a new 32-bit Cygwin installation, but the
> > installation is failing. I'm getting errors during the postinstall
> > script phase, starting MinTTY reports forking errors, and attempting
> > to rebase in ash fails with "fork: can't reserve memory for parent
> > stack" errors.
> >
> > My best guess is that this is characteristic of the installation being
> > too big for 32-bit Cygwin, but I'm not confident of how to confirm
> > whether that's the problem or if there's something else going on.
>
> One way to find out would be to delete the installation and restart with
> just a base install.  If that works, you can begin trying to add
> packages.  If not, you know there's something else going on (BLODA?).

Good question, and that produces an installation that seems to show
more-or-less exactly the same set of problems, so this presumably is
BLODA. I'm slightly surprised it's BLODA that seems to only affect
32-bit installations – my 64-bit installation is working just fine –
but so be it; I'll continue to investigate on my end.

Thank you!

Adam

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