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Cygwin, zsh & rebaseall

November 7th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you happen knowingly or unknowingly upgrade your zsh you may run into the dreaded “cannot create fork” “dll overlapping” problem not even ls will work. It happens rarely enough that when it occurs I panic thinking that my entire Cygwin environment is corrupt, but phew it just needs a rebaseall.

Now rebaseall must be run with Cygwin shutdown and here’s the kicker and Cygwin services such as sshd must be stopped in Windows services. The easiest way I know then to run the rebaseall command is directly from Windows Run box or from a Dos prompt

\cygwin\bin\dash -c ‘/usr/bin/rebaseall’

 

and hey presto your Cygwin will be fine.

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