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Re: addpm.c: DdeConnect() without timeout

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: addpm.c: DdeConnect() without timeout
Date: 03 May 2004 11:45:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Dhruva Krishnamurthy" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>  I had reported a problem with addpm.exe on W2K. I am building CVS HEAD
>  using MinGW-GCC and MSVC6 and face the same problem of addpm.exe getting
>  stuck duing "nmake (gmake) install".
> I found that it is getting stuck in DdeConnect(). I am not aware of DDE
> mechanism but feel we should have a time out. Since "addpm.exe" is trivia
> and does not affect the working of GNU Emacs, the install should progress
> even if "addpm.exe" fails.

If you can find where in the addpm code it is failing, we can catch
whatever problem it is and do something appropriate.

Could it be due to access rights to the Start Menu or registry?

>  Also, I noticed "gmake info" failes on MinGW-GCC on W2K. The problem is
>  with backslash ("\") in makefile.w32-in at target "info:". Changing it
>  to forward slashes "/", fixes this problem.

nmake seems to accept either, so I've installed this fix.

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