cygwin build_alias issue (and a possible workaround...)

Ralf Corsepius ralf_corsepius at
Mon Sep 6 17:30:37 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 18:51, Bogdan Vacaliuc wrote:
> Gene, Everyone,
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gene Smith
> > Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 3:52 PM
> >
> > Maybe cygwin "bash" is really somehow "ash" internally and falsely 
> > identifying itself as "bash" with --version.

> I have downloaded and compiled the sources to both ash (ash-20040127-1) and
> bash (bash-2.05b with all 7 official patches applied).
Ash is known to be broken and bugged and to be of very limited use as a
general shell.

May advice: Forget about ash.

If you really want to try an alternative shell, any other
Bourne-compatible shell probably will be better.

> e/ash/
> They are different.  ash is ash and bash is bash.
... you should have installed bash.exe as /bin/sh.exe

(There should be a corresponding entry in RTEMS FAQ or started).

> I enabled the TRACE in ash, however the output traces a lot of things, and
> with multiple processes, it becomes tedious to sort it all out.  I did,
> though and got the error with expr.log and built-in trace from ash.
Which would mean, either both bash and ash are affected by a bug
somewhere else or you do not have bash installed as /bin/sh.exe.


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