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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 13:57:38 +0200 (IST)

On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Dr. Mirko Luedde wrote:

> > Did you upgrade both Cygwin and Emacs?  If so, could it be that the
> > changes responsible for this problem are in Cygwin rather than in
> > Emacs?
> Right, I'm continuously updating the cygwin packages and I recently
> upgraded emacs. The problem didn't occur for emacs-20.7 with some
> previous (but unknown) versions of bash/readline. It does occur for
> the configuration as stated above. It also does occur for
> emacs-21.1.1, bash-2.05a.0(1)-release and readline-4.1.2. 

Can you check with Emacs 20.7 and the current version of Bash?

> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Spawning child process" "invalid 
> argument")
>   start-process("*GPG*" #<buffer  *mailcrypt stdout temp> "/bin/sh" "-c" "gpg 
> --status-fd 3 3>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-status-1128kbB 
> 2>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-stderr-1128yRy --batch --decrypt")
>   start-process-shell-command("*GPG*" #<buffer  *mailcrypt stdout temp> "gpg" 
> "--status-fd" "3" "3>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-status-1128kbB" 
> "2>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-stderr-1128yRy" "--batch" "--decrypt")
>   apply(start-process-shell-command "*GPG*" #<buffer  *mailcrypt stdout temp> 
> "gpg" ("--status-fd" "3" "3>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-status-1128kbB" 
> "2>d:/tmp/mailcrypt-gpg-stderr-1128yRy" "--batch" "--decrypt"))

Hmm.. it sounds like the real problem is that Emacs cannot invoke 
"/bin/sh".  Does it help to create a /bin directory on each drive and 
copy sh.exe there?

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