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some more questions :cygwin setup failed
- To: gerrit dot haase at t-online dot de
- Subject: some more questions :cygwin setup failed
- From: rahul toley <rahul_toley at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:00:50 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Thanks for your help and explanation. I used setup.exe to install cygwin . Still the shell gets killed . If I try to open the cygwin.dat(under C:\cygwin directory) file , it opens as a shell with title "Finished - cygwin"
the prompt itself shows "bad command or filename" . If I try to do anything to this shell , the system prompts me to close it .
Basically after installation , I see an icon and if I click on it , the shell opens and gets killed immediately .
I need cygwin to install verilog-icarus,perl and gcc.
I would appreciate your diagnostics as I couldnt get any more info from the user guide regarding installation and the first steps after installation.
I expected cygwin a unix like shell from where I can execute all unix development tools eventually.
--- "Gerrit P. Haase" wrote:
> rahul toley schrieb am 2001-04-14, 0:15:
> > Target Platform : Windows ME (problem ?)
> I don't know.
> > Executable version :cygwin-1.1.8-1.tar.gz after
> > untarring and gziping (i use powerarchivers
> Never use such extracters!!!
> Use setup.exe from cygwin.
> Didn't you use setup.exe?
> Load it down and do the install with this tiny tool.
> After installing cygwin correct, you may use tar and
> gzip and bzip2
> that comes with cygwin, but never use winzip or
> some other dumb tool.
> They don't extract everything!!!
> > Side Questions: which is the main executable. i
> > tried running cygpath.exe cygcheck.exe
> > Symptoms : Two files that look perfectly normal to
> > setup and setup.log
> Seems there are some parts missing.
> Load down with setup.exe.
> It is difficult to say, what is minimum to install.
> I would suggest, you will need nearly all from
> latest and everything
> from contrib, well, for the beginning, you won't
> need squid, postgresql,
> maybe cvs is not important to you, ghostscript is
> not that essential
> for cygwin to run, mt is for tapes... if you got no
> tape..., mutt is
> the email-client which will not be used for cygwin
> to run and also isn't
> ssmtp (mailer for mutt), tetex-beta takes a huge
> mount of space and isn't
> needed to run cygwin. But all the other packages are
> important (more or
> less). Well, if you don't plan to develop, there are
> some other packs,
> which will not be needed, like gcc, but then i
> wonder, why you want to
> use cygwin...
> I always do 'download from internet' at first, then
> run setup again and
> install from local directory.
> If setup is ready with installing, it makes a
> shortcut to your desktop,
> if you like, which points to x:\cygwin\cygwin.bat
> This .bat file is the startup for cygwin.
> You need to call it.
> For some reason, you will need to modify it. I added
> this line:
> set CYGWIN=binmode tty ntsec title
> CYGWIN must be set before the start of bash.
> Read the cygwin-ug (User Guide) and the FAQ:
> for more informations.
> whole cygwin.bat:
> @echo off
> chdir \bin
> set CYGWIN=binmode tty ntsec title
> bash --login -i
> After calling this .bat, you should be able to call
> every binary
> from the shell, just like on unixes, like:
> $ cygcheck -s -v -r
> $ mount
> $ help
> $ set
> $ date
> and so on
> =^..^= firstname.lastname@example.org
> PGP-Key: 0x28A05137 [875C 745E 01CF 8A34 2767 BE39
> 305E 5261 28A0 5137]
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