Re: mintty fails to start
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:02:56 +0100
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: mintty fails to start
Am 19.01.2017 um 16:25 schrieb Emember MemberUS via cygwin:
One interesting test case may be to remove the x bit from the empty bash
file, to see that mintty handles invocation errors properly.
The issue is that invocation of an empty file (provided that the x bit
is set) is not considered an error in a Linux environment, and thus on
cygwin, so the exec system call does not report an error in the first place.
Suggestion: produce an error message that would help identifying this problem when mintty starts.
NOTE: this issue happens only in cygwin, and only when both files are present: /bin/bash.exe and empty /bin/bash.
If no bash is present, mintty issues a correct error message.
There is nothing that can be done about it, the behaviour is correct.
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