Bug 8622 - MADDE Terminal can't be started
: MADDE Terminal can't be started
Product: Development platform
: 5.0-final
: x86 Windows
: Unspecified minor (vote)
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Assigned To: unassigned
: sdk-madde-bugs
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Reported: 2010-01-28 20:03 UTC by Bartosz Taudul
Modified: 2010-03-11 14:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-01-28 20:03:39 UTC

1. Download MADDE installer for Windows
2. Install it using default settings.
3. Try to run MADDE Terminal.

MADDE Terminal starts.

"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)." dialog box is
displayed. Terminal can't be opened.

Machine 1: always
Machine 2: never

Machine 1: cygwin

Removing "-rxvt" from MADDE Terminal parameters launches standard Windows CMD
prompt, where everything is working.

Severity blocker, as the random Windows developer wouldn't be able to find the
Comment 1 Kristiina 2010-02-01 09:09:42 UTC
Can you give more information about the machines you are using (from the output
of systeminfo command): OS Name, OS Version, System Type.
Also cygwin version installed on machine 1.
Comment 2 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-02-01 17:39:44 UTC
On the machine that HAS this problem:

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version:                6.1.7100 N/A Build 7100
System Type:               x64-based PC

cygwin1.dll: 1.5.25-cr-0x5f1
Comment 3 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-02-01 19:17:22 UTC
On the machine that DOES NOT have this problem:

Nazwa systemu operacyjnego:          Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Wersja systemu operacyjnego:         6.1.7600 BRAK Kompilacja 7600
Typ systemu:                         x64-based PC
Comment 4 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-02-11 17:23:07 UTC
Upgrading cygwin to 1.7.1-1 does not change anything.
Comment 5 Tomi Ollila 2010-02-14 14:23:43 UTC
The reason is probably between windows system and msys (1.0.11) environment.

So far we have not been able to reproduce the problem; we will when we get
suitable virtual machine setup for windows 7 ultimate 64 bit)

Until that, and if you are adventurous you can try whether replacing
msys-1.0.dll from newer MSYS work (Just tried that on Windows 7 Home Premium 
64bit; msys-1.0.dll from MSYS 1.0.13 works fine):

Go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/

and download

(Under MSYS Proposed and so on, if the above link does not work)

Id you're using MADDE terminal, you can extract the archive with command line:

$ lzma -cd /c/path/to/file.lzma | tar xvf -

At this point, exit madde terminal and start windows terminal (unless using
file manager)

Go to C:\MADDE\0.6.14 (or wherever you extracted MADDE)

move bin\msys-1.0.dll bin\msys-1.0.11.dll

copy path\to\extracted\msys-1.0.13\bin\msys-1.0.dll bin

try launching MADDE terminal with -rxvt -option.

(If the terminal now starts OK we have to schedule msys.dll replacement
creation for MADDE)
Comment 6 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-02-22 14:33:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Until that, and if you are adventurous you can try whether replacing
> msys-1.0.dll from newer MSYS work (Just tried that on Windows 7 Home Premium 
> 64bit; msys-1.0.dll from MSYS 1.0.13 works fine):
Issue still reproducible with a new msys dll.

Note that since beta Windows 7 license is soon to expire, I don't expect to be
able to reproduce this bug anymore.
Comment 7 Tomi Ollila 2010-02-22 14:36:59 UTC
Thanks for the info. 

I hope we'll be able to reproduce this in near future...
Comment 8 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-02-26 16:39:10 UTC
I have changed my system and now I'm unable to reproduce this bug.
Comment 9 Kristiina 2010-03-04 13:25:19 UTC
Priority changed to minor as problem seems to diasappear with Windows OS
updates/newer versions.
Problem did not appear in Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600, neither in Windows 7
Home Premium. Tested both in 32/64 bit machines.

Bartosz Taudul: can you tell which changes to the system caused the problem to
Comment 10 Bartosz Taudul (reporter) 2010-03-04 14:26:43 UTC
Update (reinstall) from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 final fixed the problem. I
doubt the system change is a real fix though, as reinstall eliminates the
unknown external factors that may have accumulated in the previous environment.
Comment 11 Tomi Ollila 2010-03-11 10:48:07 UTC
Bug report filed when using release candidate version :)

Bug disappared using final version :)

We cannot check MADDE against all external factors that might arise;
If we could recreate the problem and resolve it we could see whether
there is problem in MADDE or in windows environment.

For now I am closing this bug. Reopen/make new one if the problem
reappears (please).
Comment 12 Tomi Ollila 2010-03-11 11:00:32 UTC
Additionally, the page http://wiki.maemo.org/MADDE/KnownIssues
references to this page.