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Re: [Mingw-msys] Compiling bash





Greetings,
 
I am a happy MSYS user. We need to migrate to Windows 7. Since I run into some
obscure problems with MSYS 1.0.11 running on Windows 7, I checked, wether newer
versions of MSYS are available. On Sourceforge I found MSYS 1.0.12 and 1.0.13.
After some pain with the .lzma archives (I would not mind staying with the .tgz or .tar.gz archives)
I managed to unpack the content of  msysCORE-1.0.12-1-msys-1.0.12-bin.tar.lzma and
msysCORE-1.0.12-1-msys-1.0.13-bin.tar.lzma respectively.
 
After unpacking these files and trying to start MSYS via msys.bat, I realized msys would not
start as there is no rxvt.exe and no sh.exe in the MSYS bin directory.
 
Is it intentional, that these (and many other) executables are not  part of the MSYS 1.0.12 and
1.0.13 archives? Or are we not supposed to use these archives?
 
Any insight greatly appreciated!
 
regards
 
 Wolfgang
 
 
P.S.: The Windows 7 problem I am experiencing is:
 
         we start the msys sh from within an executable
         the sh executes a script
         the output of stdout and stderr of that script are redirected via tee to both the screen and a file
         ---
         executable.exe
            ...
            CreateProcess(.. , "c:/msys/bin/sh.exe -c my-script.sh   ,  ...)       // creates a process that is executed in console; the process executes the msys sh.exe  
         ----
       
         my-script.sh
            ...
            my-exe.exe 2>&1 | tee -a ./mylogfile.log
         ---
      
         When executing this, it works all right on Win2K through Vista, but crashes (brings up console Manager) on Windows 7
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