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Re: cat /proc/version mainly broken

On Mar 18 11:05, Alexander Kleinsorge wrote:
> Hi Cygwin,
> there is an Issue wit "cat /proc/version" (tested on 2 different Windows 7,
> 64 bit PC, both had no issue some month ago).
> $ cat /proc/version
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW version vaÜð0aìð0aìð0a0Ç0aìð0a (corinna@calimero) (gcc
> version 7.4.0 20181206 (Fedora Cygwin 7.4.0-1) (GCC) ) Z
> update to 3.0.4-1 (not sure what was before, as proc/version is hiding it).
> $ cat /proc/version
> CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW version †aÜð0aìð0aìð0a0Ç0aìð0a (corinna@calimero) (gcc
> version 7.4.0 20181206 (Fedora Cygwin 7.4.0-1) (GCC) ) Z
> I test this every some month, and it always worked fine for years, but now
> it is broken with at least 3.x.x on different Windows-7 PC (also different
> Admin).
> Either a Windows-7-Ipdate from Microsoft or a Cygwin-Update changed
> something here.
> Who can confirm the issue? It should be easy to find out what is going on
> then.

Yikes.  I change uname but missed to patch /proc/version as well.
Fixed in git.  Please try the latest developer snapshot from


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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