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Re: Problem with Emacs Info and gzipped files on Cygwin


From: eMaXer
Subject: Re: Problem with Emacs Info and gzipped files on Cygwin
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:36:06 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Haselberger <address@hidden> writes:

    Thomas> eMaXer <address@hidden> writes:
    >> 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)
    >> 
    >> (here between point-min and end-of-gzipped I have some text
    >> compressed with gzip)
    >> 
    >> When I use info from the Cygwin command line it works fine.

    Thomas> I had the same problem and got the hint that the symlink
    Thomas> from gunzip.exe to gzip.exe might be a problem.  Removing
    Thomas> the link and copying gzip.exe to gunzip.exe removed the
    Thomas> problem.

    Thomas> hth, tom

Thanks, this did the trick.


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