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Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 24.0.90
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:20:58 +0200

> Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 06:52:09 -0600
> From: Christoph Scholtes <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> On 10/12/2011 4:25 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> [c] This starts a make process.  Unfortunately, sometimes the process
> >> stops because it spawns a child "cmd.exe" session (I don't know why).
> >
> > It's a problem with the MSYS Make and MSYS Bash.  They convert
> > command-line arguments of the form /x/foo/bar to x:/foo/bar.  This
> > fails miserably when the original command-line argument is not a file
> > name, e.g., when the Makefile invokes "cmd /c SOMETHING".  See
> > nt/INSTALL, which doesn't recommend MSYS for this very reason.
> I see this problem even without using MSYS. I am using TDM-GCC with gcc 
> 4.5.2 and make 3.82 and GnuWin tools. Every so often my nightly build 
> stalls and fails with an `Access denied' error.

I think this is an entirely different problem.  The problem with MSYS
manifests itself in a cmd.exe window that opens and sits there waiting
for input.

> It looks like it spawns 
> a child cmd.exe right before. I googled and someone said make might trip 
> up during parallel compilation so I force it with `-j 1' for testing. It 
> still fails now and then. I will capture the exact error message and the 
> context next time it happens.

Yes, more details are needed to analyze this.

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