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Re: Running old cygwin.dll under Windows 7
> On 4/15/2010 6:26 PM, Hussein Patwa wrote:
>>> On 4/15/2010 5:56 PM, Hussein Patwa wrote:
>>> If reported problems before the release of 1.7 were any indications,
>>> find running 1.5 on Windows 7 a sub-par experience. I myself haven't
>>> interested in trying it.
>> Even if the experience is sub par, I just need the program I'm using to
>> able to use the old cygwin dlls. It's a self-contained application but
>> has old cygwin dll dependences.
> What are those dependencies? Have you tried it with the current
Well, the problem is now sorted. whereas I didn't find a way to run the
old cygwin 1.5 under Windows 7, I did find another version of the utility
I was using which contains just the specific dlls necessary for the
program to run, specifically cygwin1.dll and crypto-0.9.8.dll.
Thanks anyway for your suggestions - I do appreciate you taking the time
>>>> However, I tried running the legacy setup but Cygwin will not start,
>>>> the Windows 7 Subsystem for Unix complaining of invalid applications
>>>> .pif files.
>>> Can you explain this sentence? No matter how many times I read it, I
>>> make sense of all the content together.
>> As for my other statement, what I meant was that I run the legacy setup
>> and it completes OK. Then I run the old cygwin and I receve an error
>> the Subsystem for Unix applications found an invalid application, and I
>> should check my PIF file. I don't understand that error myself.
> That sounds like a complaint from MS's SFU. Are you sure you're not
> running that by mistake?
>> If anyone knows how I can get this working I'd be really grateful. I
>> don't have access to a virtual machine or another system running an
>> OS to try installing the old cygwin there.
> The Cygwin 1.5 series is obsolete and no longer supported. But you can
> certainly look in the email archives for discussions of it and Windows 7
> to see if anything there matches your experience or is otherwise helpful.
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