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RE: New version help
- From: Fred Mülder <hotdog at icon dot co dot za>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:36:55 +0200
- Subject: RE: New version help
Thanks for the reply. Cygcheck returns version 1.32, and my package
information as follows:
Cygwin Package Information
As in the previous version I ran (unfortunately I don't have it anymore),
when executing the Cygwin desktop icon, gave me a prompt as per tutorial I
found that goes as follows:
>From here I could cd to a any folder on my c: drive, and compile c++
programs etc. With this new version I am getting only the bash-2.05b$ prompt
from where nothing works. I can't change directories, g++ --version returns
a "command not found" error. I read a lot about setting a path, but I'm not
sure where it should point to exactly, and trying to set a path does not
work either. When I type only "cd", it gives the error "/home/Hotdog: No
such file or directory".
I am running WinXP with SP1 and the latest security patch. I am possibly
missing something important, but I can't put my finger on it. I removed the
older version of Cygwin using the procedure as described in the FAQ before
installing this 1.32 version.
From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 24 August 2003 04:13 PM
To: Fred Mülder
Subject: Re: New version help
On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Fred Mülder wrote:
> I have used an older version of Cygwin before. With the new version when I
> click on the icon, I get stuck with a console prompt that says
> and I am sort of lost from there, as I can't change directory, neither can
> use g++, tar or any other command. I am lost. Can someone please tell me
> where I am, and how to get to a point where I can help myself again?
> Thanks in advance!
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