#462 msys 1.0.10 rc3 seriously broken

MSYS (75)
Olaf Flebbe


IMHO msys 1.10rc3 has some serious problems compared to

1) When compiling FORTRAN Code each f771 process opens
a new Console Window (a CMD window not an rxvt).

2) bash in msys is incredible slow when an DFS share is
connected . Each command has a timeout of more than 10
seconds, even the command "cd ."



  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2003-12-02

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    The only change between rc2 and rc3 is the rxvt.exe and
    libW11.dll so your concern about command timeouts exists in
    rc2 as well. The network timeout is controlled by tunables
    of the OS. If you have access to those tunables you can
    change the timeout value.

    I've noticed the flashing window, but only in some instances
    of a configure and especially with fortran. Something I'll
    investigate eventually. I now remember why I hadn't used
    this version of rxvt before. I'll take a look at the .10
    version shortly.


  • Hans Fr. Nordhaug

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    I would just like to add that the problems with "flashing"
    cmd/console window are present when trying to compile C++
    (wxWindows) as well. Very annoying.

  • Harald Eiermann

    Harald Eiermann - 2003-12-17

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    flashing windows are just opening windows appearing for each
    shell call. I.e. this happens (on my machine) not with
    fortran (since I does not use it), but also with as, gcc,
    g++ and probably others.
    With rc2 nothing of that happened.


  • Leo

    Leo - 2003-12-17

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    Same happens here.
    I just do C and C++, and for every gcc command, ld, etc
    called from make, the cmd window pops up. Furthermore, if I
    tell 'make' to -j 2 for example, two cmds pop up, each for
    respective call to gcc.
    Using rc3, but couldn't tell right now if it happened with other
    versions, I installed rc3 straight away.

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2003-12-17
    • priority: 5 --> 9
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2003-12-17

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    Please, stop the "me too" syndrome.
    I will update this ticket when I've fixed or worked around
    the issue.


  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-02-13

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    Release Candidate rc-4 has removed this popup window.


  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2004-02-13
    • milestone: --> component_package
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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