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fastpath 0 -> xterm?
- From: Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox dot com>
- To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:29:30 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: fastpath 0 -> xterm?
- Reply-to: Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox dot com>
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
Since I'm not seeing this in the FAQ, I wanted to propose the
following item: what would be required to go "from zero to xterm"?
I.e. from a Cygwin-less windows box (windows >= 2k) to getting a
Cygwin/X xterm up on one's screen?
>From my recent experience, it seems to me the "minimal install"
0 <whatever setup.exe wants to install by default/>
* this is not a "minimal package set," as I've no interest in
second-guessing what goes into the default Cygwin install
* my personal experience was colored by my need to get emacs up, so I
only tested adding the above plus emacs-X11 and font-adobe-dpi75.
* I only tested on xp
Perhaps someone else can test the following underdetailed (fastpath/
debug-free) 10-step procedure to "go from zero to xterm":
0 login in as an admin
1 Decide where you want to install cygwin. Call that CYGWIN_ROOT, and
2 download latest setup.exe from http://cygwin.com/
3 download and install the default packages plus
font-misc-misc to avoid font problems
font-alias to avoid font problems
ncurses maybe only for emacs?
xinit to get startxwin.bat
xterm for your xterm
and let setup.exe install an icon (noting to where the icon
installs, e.g. your desktop)
4 Add CYGWIN_BIN to your windows %PATH%
5 Run the Cygwin (non-X) bash, e.g. from the icon.
6 Configure your mounts.
7 Verify your mounts in a new Cygwin (non-X) bash (i.e. closing the
one you initially opened).
8 Copy startxwin.bat (which should be in CYGWIN_BIN) to a suitable
location (e.g. $HOME) and edit it appropriately. Obviously lotsa
handwaving here, but a simple rootless, WM-less setup would include
the (single) line
> %RUN% XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -emulate3buttons
and running a simple xterm would involve a (single) line like
> %RUN% xterm +tb -sl 1000 -sb -rightbar -ms red -fg black -bg white -e /usr/bin/bash --login
9 run startxwin.bat; xterm ? success : debug
FWIW, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche@pobox.com>
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