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On 08/23/2010 02:33 PM, Michael Haubenwallner wrote:
just out of curiosity, i installed a current cygwin on a server 2003r2
today, and played around a little (as i remembered it being rather
unstable). i wanted to re-make up my opinion about it, in regards of it
being suitable to run gentoo prefix (or anything else...).
i tried ./configuring a rather simple package (parity ). first i
forgot to set a variable, and configure stopped - nothing wrong with
that. but a simple "export var=blah; <up> <up> <return>" made the sh.exe
called by configure core 6 or 7 times in a row, way up in configure,
during checking the printf/echo semantics of the system. that not only
messed up the console output, but of course gave wrong configure
results, as the checks erroneously went wrong.
so... to summarize that: for me, cygwin is absolutely unusable for
anything serious. i know interix is only on enterprise systems, but
that's the price you'll have to pay to get something that _works_.
cygwin does certainly not. sad. i feel that our decision to take the
interix route was the right one. there's not a perfect world there
either, but it's all problems that i can overcome (see my recently
created suacomp library , which fixes nearly all of them).
I'm really curious if I'm the only person in the world that keeps having
such problems (on fresh & clean systems!). how the heck can people
develop software on cygwin if it crashes constantly, randomly, and
just my 2 cents. :)