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Re: Error installing cygwin on Win xp, + keyboard mapping question
- From: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>,"Tony Sanderson" <san149 at csiro dot au>
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 06:57:00 +0100
- Subject: Re: Error installing cygwin on Win xp, + keyboard mapping question
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- Reply-to: "Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk>
> I've just been trying Cygwin for the first time on a newish MS Win XP box.
> I'm using the network install option (via mirror.aarnet.edu.au) and adding
> a few extra items to the 'default' install, such as XFree86 and most of
> the 'development tools' (gcc etc), and of course, vim. (The goal here is
> to replace my noisy old Sun SS5, which is only being used as an Xterm
> Q1: After the install gets a little way through, I start getting error
> popping up saying: "error: unknown (or unsupported) file type 'x'", where
> is a different character each time the popup appears. I get groups of
> happening with different packages throughout the install process. Anyone
> come across this?
> Following such an install, the X-functionality and bash etc all
> seem to work fine, but trying run gcc gets me various error messages
> such as 'program cc1 not found'. I'm wondering if this install
> problem may have something to do with it?
Can you try re-installing the packages (that aren't working, or that you
geot error's from) from your local cache with the setup snapshot on
<http://cygwin.com/setup-snapshots/>? This is a weird error I've not seen
any referrence to before, but It may have been fixed in the latest snapshot.
> Q2: Keyboard mappings: In a std xterm, how can I map the Delete key to
> something else? I'd prefer the Del character (0x7f) (I use Del as a
> single-key intr as a rule, via 'stty intr ^?'). I've tried playing with
> xmodmap without luck. 'xkeycaps' looked promising, except I can only find
> sources for that and can't build it yet because of the above gcc problem!
> (Currently the delete key seems to end up mapping to Escape [ 3 ~, ie:
You can put this into your ~/.inputrc
# DEL key in bash
Which should work.
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