gow bash error: call_handler: couldn't get context of main thread, error 998 #47

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benoyst opened this Issue May 31, 2012 · 3 comments

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@benoyst

Hi all

I've a few hiccups to report.

I've installed Gow-0.5.0.exe from
https://github.com/bmatzelle/gow/downloads

First thing: I'm apparently running vers 0.4.0:

C:\Users\ben>gow --version
Gow 0.4.0

Second point: I've an immediate error each time I'm trying to access a
file or a dir: I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

From a cmd.exe shell:

C:\Users\ben>bash
bash-2.03$ ls /Users*
Administrator Default Public ben
All Users Default User desktop.ini
[sig] C:\Program Files (x86)\Gow\bin\bash.exe 1000 (0) call_handler: couldn't get context of main thread, error 998

(after launching the shell all over again)
C:\Users\ben>bash
bash-2.03$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 2.03.0(1)-release (i386-pc-cygwin32)
Copyright 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
[sig] C:\Program Files (x86)\Gow\bin\bash.exe 1000 (0) call_handler: couldn't get context of main thread, error 998

I've googled a bit with no luck so far. Gow looks to exactly fit the
bill (simple stable and efficient); could someone let me know what's going wrong here?

Kind regards

Ben

@bmatzelle
Owner

I've never seen that issue. I'm running Windows XP SP3 so that might be the difference.

@benoyst

Hi @bmatzelle

Oh. Sorry for that I feel a bit lonely now.

If you give a quick look on this URL:
http://www.techsutram.com/2009/05/bash-environment-on-windows-this-is-not.html

you will see that some people had the same issue a few years back. Tried a few things mentioned in the post, without much luck.

Ben

@philofinfinitejest

Same issue here on Windows 7, 32 bit

c:>bash
bash: //.bashrc: Invalid argument
bash-2.03$ ls
$Recycle.Bin System Volume Information
BOOTSECT.BAK TEMP
Boot Users
Documents and Settings Windows
[sig] C:\Program Files\Gow\bin\bash.exe 1000 (0) call_handler: couldn't get cont
ext of main thread, error 998
[sig] bash 1000 (179) call_handler: couldn't get context of main thread, error 9
98

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