[Python-Dev] Cygwin: Problem detecting subprocess termination after _spawn_posix in distutils?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Aug 1 12:49:56 CEST 2007

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> The only environment variables that don't appear in the shell output 
>> from the env command are INFOPATH, MAKE_MODE and PLAT. I am still flummoxed.
> At this point, I'd recommend to perform a cygwin update; with Cygwin,
> these problems often go away with an update.
I updated Cygwin and did a rebaseall before posting.

> If that doesn't help, you can ask on the Cygwin list also; to analyse
> this further, ISTM one will need to debug the internals of cygwin.
I posted on Cygwin before asking here.

> One thing you could try is to add -v to the list of gcc options;
> you can then see whether gcc is progressing correctly.
I'll do that, though I have reason to believe the gcc *is* terminating 
and _spawn_posix isn't detecting the end of the process. At the very 
least we should get another test out of this dreadfully irritating bug.

Thanks again for looking at this.

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