[Rd] Windows versions immediately exit (PR#6443)

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Tue Jan 20 04:34:55 MET 2004

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 13:15:13 +1300, you wrote:

>Fixed it, sorry to waste everyones time!
>Closed all processes except the bare necessary.
>Still haven't isolated the process responsible though.

There's a known bug in the MinGW startup code that causes a debug trap
during startup.  Normally this doesn't make any difference (the system
ignores it), but it's really irritating when running R under a

This is probably not the cause of your main problem, unless some other
application puts the OS into some sort of debug mode.

The current r-devel works around this bug.  (You can download
yesterday's build from CRAN.)  I'd be interested in hearing if you see
your original crash using this version, or whether it has been fixed

Duncan Murdoch

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