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Re: git gui and gitk fail to start on cygwin updated 8/25/2011
On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 10:30 -0400, Jensen, James H CAR wrote:
> I get the following error:
> Application initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment v
> Error in startup script: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
> while executing
> "load /usr/lib/tk8.5/../../bin/libtk8.5.dll Tk"
> ("package ifneeded Tk 8.5.9" script)
> invoked from within
> "package require Tk"
> (file "C:\cygwin\bin\gitk" line 11)
> I am not running the X server.
That's your problem. As Marco points out, you're using Cygwin Ports,
which provides a *NIX/X11 version of tcl/tk. Install the xinit package
and its dependencies to get the Cygwin/X server and the means to easily
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