Related to the (not supported) Cygwin platform ( Unix emulation on Windows)
Tue, Apr 9
We do not support 64 bit Windows thus this problem on Cygwin is obvious. Funny that Cygwin falls back to native Windows object in this case.
Mon, Apr 8
Jul 8 2018
Some times I a curious and it seems that GnuPG can be used on 32 bit Cygwin. Thus I wonder what is going on on 64 bit Cygwin (which I don't know). It might be a HANDLE/socket issue where Windows is still using values which fit into a 32 bit integer but Cygwin might have changed that. Eventually we need to remove that assumption in GnuPG's code and this is why I won't have a problem to keep this bug open.
Given that Cygwin is not supported I would understand if the bug is
closed or should I open a feature request to have Cygwin officialy
I would never the less appriciate any help/hint on how to be successfull
installing "gnupg" on Cygwin.
Note that Cygwin is not a supported platform. Seems that the exec functions don't work on this 64 bit variant.