SolvedConEmu WSL2 no longer working after windows update


ConEmu build: 191012 [64]
OS version: Windows 10.0.19013.1122 x64
Used shell version: WSL (bash, ubuntu)

Problem description

I've upgraded Windows Insider build today. Since the upgrade, ConEmu WSL task no longer works. It exits with the following error:

wslbridge error: failed to start backend process
note: backend error output: -v: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
-v: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file

ConEmuC: Root process was alive less than 10 sec, ExitCode=0.
Press Enter or Esc to close console...

This is my {WSL:Bash} task command line:

set "PATH=%ConEmuBaseDirShort%\wsl;%PATH%" & %ConEmuBaseDirShort%\conemu-cyg-64.exe --wsl -cur_console:pm:/mnt

Please note that WSL works ok when started as "Ubuntu" in Start Menu, and it works fine with the new Windows Terminal. The only software that has the issue is ConEmu at the moment.

Also, other console types (Git Bash, Windows CMD, Powereshell) all work fine. The only combination that doesn't work is ConEmu with WSL.

I also tried moving the ConEmu.xml to a different location and starting fresh -- to exact same results.

13 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

Thank you. This does indeed work. You don't need to specify the user (the default one, that corresponds to the Windows user, will be used), but you do need to specify the distro (at least in my case, otherwise it doesn't work and exits with "working less than 10 seconds" error).

So, essentially, as little as:

set PATH="%ConEmuBaseDirShort%\wsl";%PATH% & wsl -d ubuntu

is enough.

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