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Re: Problem with Emacs Info and gzipped files on Cygwin


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Problem with Emacs Info and gzipped files on Cygwin
Date: 25 Jan 2004 07:58:51 +0200

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help
> From: eMaXer <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 20:16:08 GMT
> 
> Hi, I am using NTEmacs (GNU Emacs 21.3.1) on Windows XP, and Cygwin
> 1.5.5-1. When I try to use Emacs Info, if the info file is gzipped an
> error message window pops up with the following message :
> 
> "The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
> CS:0726 IP:ffd8 OP:fe ff 00 00 00 Choose 'Close' to terminate the 
> application."
> 
> The message window has the title "16 bit MS DOS Subsystem".
> 
> The error happens in the function call-process-region. The following code
> produces the same error:
> 
> (call-process-region (point-min) end-of-gzipped
>        "gunzip" t t nil)

What port of gzip/gunzip do you have?  If it's a DOS port, I'd try to
replace it with a native Windows port.  (I suspect that it's a DOS
port because NTVDM, the NT Virtual DOS Machine, a.k.a. NT DOS
emulator, does not kick in unless you run a DOS program.)





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