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Re: cygcheck failing to find file

On Feb 15 14:58, Fergus Daly wrote:
> I have an executable (created in Cygwin) located on a mobile drive D:
> $ ls -al /cygdrive/d/src/sc.exe
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 ferg dell 1426958 Jan 28 17:44 /cygdrive/d/src/sc.exe*
> $ cygcheck /cygdrive/d/src/sc.exe
> d:\src\sc.exe
> D:\consoleX\bin\cygwin1.dll
>  C:\Windows\system32\KERNEL32.dll
> <snip> # but it all works
> Now omit the need for /cygdrive/ by writing /etc/fstab as
> none / cygdrive binary 0 0
> and re-start Cygwin.
> $ ls -al /d/src/sc.exe
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 ferg dell 1426958 Jan 28 17:44 /d/src/sc.exe*
> $ cygcheck /d/src/sc.exe
> cygcheck: could not find '/d/src/sc.exe'
> Why can't cygcheck find the file?
> (Particularly, when ls can. And so can, say, md5sum.)

Cygcheck is a native Windows executable and thus does not use Cygwin's
path handling (in contrast to md5sum, for instance).  Rather it uses a
home grown version and this in turn has a bug when checking the cygdrive
prefix against the incoming path.  Everything goes, just not '/' alone.

I pushed a fix and uploaded new developer snapshots to

Please give them a try.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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