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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 <email@example.com> 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
> 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 windowsupdate.com) by removing
> the c:\cygwin directory, and the registry keys
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cygnus Solutions and
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Cygnus Solutions.
>* 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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