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Re: please help

Longyu Mei wrote:
This is my third email onto the mailing list. I don't
know if I did something wrong because I can only
receive email from other people but never get reply on
my email.

I need your help on Cygwin. After two days' effort on
my WindowsXP machine, I still got message saying "ls:
cannot access /usr/lib/*: No such file or
directory" and "ls: cannot access /lib/*: No
such file or directory" when I tried to make my
application which was coding and running on Linux.

I have download and install ALL Cygwin packages on my
machine. I checked that "/usr/lib" directory and
"/lib" directory, there was no "*" there.

I have no idea what I can do next. I did anything
wrong or the current Cygwin is missing something?

Please at least reply once and let me know I am really
on the mailing list.

You can always check if your message made it to the list with this link:


I'm not exactly how you're managing to run the 'ls' you refer to
above on Windows but the message you're getting indicates
that you're not running Cygwin's 'ls' (and implies you're trying
to execute the Linux binary).  This list can't help you with
problems that don't relate to Cygwin.  Well, I guess it's fair
to say that say that you can't run Linux binaries on Windows. ;-)
See <> for a concise list of what Cygwin is
and isn't.

If you feel I've provided a completely improper diagnosis of your
situation or otherwise believe that there's a Cygwin issue at
the heart of your problems, please read and follow the problem
reporting guidelines found here in your reply:


This will give us some basis for the analysis of the issue.  A
more descriptive subject would also be useful.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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