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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,
>>> you'll
>>> find running 1.5 on Windows 7 a sub-par experience.  I myself haven't
>>> been
>>> interested in trying it.
>> Even if the experience is sub par, I just need the program I'm using to
>> be
>> 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
> cygwin1.dll?


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
to respond.

>>>> However, I tried running the legacy setup but Cygwin will not start,
>>>> with
>>>> the Windows 7 Subsystem for Unix complaining of invalid applications
>>>> and
>>>> .pif files.
>>> Can you explain this sentence?  No matter how many times I read it, I
>>> can't
>>> 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
>> that
>> 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
>> older
>> 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 The Cygwin 1.5 series is obsolete and no longer supported.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.
> --
> Larry Hall                    
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