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re: popups upon library errors.
- From: dank at kegel dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: esp5 at pge dot com
- Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 20:10:56 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: re: popups upon library errors.
>After trying to compile cygwin from scratch, I've come to the conclusion
>opening up popup windows that require human interaction for system events is
>well-nigh intolerable, and I'm hoping that something can be done to fix it.
>Figure - I'm installing gettext, and configure is doing a bunch of checks
>on my system. It tries to find libICE, which is not installed, and isn't
>even a fatal error in configuring gettext.
>So - instead of going on to the next statement silently, I get a button
>that I need to press in order to continue telling me of my 'error'. And
>stopping the configure process in its middle.
Can you take a screenshot of the dialog box and either post
a URL for it, or send it to me directly (I imagine this mailing
list doesn't want largish attachments cluttering up everyone's inbox)?
I ran into something similar two years ago trying to cross-compile
some apps on cygwin... turned out a configure check executable
got interpreted as a win16 binary, causing an annoying dialog box!
(See http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/402/2002/8/0/9421493/ )
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