This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: 1.5 is coming... please test away!

So, the request is to test 1.5.x, and we're getting setup.exe bug



On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 04:44:29AM -0700, Eric Hanchrow wrote:
>>>>>> "Elfyn" == Elfyn McBratney <> writes:
>    Elfyn> Now what would be nice(tm), is if users of these packages
>    Elfyn> could test them out[1] as much as possible before they go
>    Elfyn> current, so as to make sure they're working OK (for you, at
>    Elfyn> least).
>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 by removing
>  the c:\cygwin directory, and the registry keys
>  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions and
>  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Cygnus Solutions.
>* Ran
>** Hit "Next" five times in a row
>** chose 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
>  "cygintl-2.dll".
>* 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".
>Yahoo uses Javascript in a few places, though not many.  I once asked
>someone there how this worked out, and he said "they ended up learning
>a lot about different browser versions."
>    --Paul Graham (
>      Seen on
>Unsubscribe info:
>Problem reports:

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]