Cygwin may report "system shared memory version mismatch detected"
If there are multiple cygwin copies running, cygwin may report “system shared memory version mismatch detected” (known cygwin issue: http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.using.multiple-copies).Submitted by Lennart Kats on 16 February 2010 at 15:59
Static linking could solve this issue, but cygwin doesn’t allow that: http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.programming.static-linking
The only way users can work around this issue is by overwriting our cygwin1.dll in the eclipse plugin by their own copy, or possibly by removing our copy in order to let Windows use the global one.
Perhaps we could run the executable in an environment that prefers the system’s copy and if that fails tries to use our copy?
Fixed now that cygwin is eliminated (Spoofax/114).
Reopened; for now we’re using Cygwin again (Spoofax/114).
We won’t spend effort on Cygwin support.
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