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Re: 1.5 is coming... please test away!
- From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1 at blarg dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: 22 Aug 2003 04:44:29 -0700
- Subject: Re: 1.5 is coming... please test away!
- References: <20030822024119.GE25475@emcb.co.uk>
>>>>> "Elfyn" == Elfyn McBratney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Elfyn> Now what would be nice(tm), is if users of these packages
Elfyn> could test them out as much as possible before they go
Elfyn> current, so as to make sure they're working OK (for you, at
Here's what I did and saw when trying out the "Experimental" stuff.
Executive summary: some packages failed to be downloaded, and
postinstall stuff didn't run.
* Ensured I was starting with a clean machine (Win2K Pro, service pack
4, with all "critical" updates from windowsupdate.com) by removing
the c:\cygwin directory, and the registry keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions and
* Ran http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe:
** Hit "Next" five times in a row
** chose http://mirrors.xmission.com as the download site
** hit Alt-X to choose the "Exp" version
** hit Alt-N to start the downloads, waited, then hit "Enter" to click
the "Finish" button. To my surprise, I saw no console window
appear to run the postinstall stuff.
* clicked the new "Cygwin" icon on the desktop
* typed `uname -a'. This causes a message box to appear, titled
"uname.exe - Unable to Locate DLL". The DLL in question was
* dismissed the popup and typed "cat /etc/passwd". The shell
responded with "bash: cat: command not found".
* exited bash, and started plain cmd.exe. Typed "cd /c
c:\cygwin\etc"; then typed "dir". I expected to see lots of files,
in particular "passwd" and "group"; instead all I saw was one
directory, named "setup".
someone there how this worked out, and he said "they ended up learning
a lot about different browser versions."
--Paul Graham (http://www.paulgraham.com/road.html)
Seen on http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/matthias/
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