Cygwin newbie questions
Mon Sep 14 23:58:00 GMT 1998
I believe there is a cygwin32 native CVS that Sergey has ported. Check
ports link on his page, http://www.lexa.ru/sos .
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Sent: Sunday, September 13, 1998 8:32 AM
To: Steve Grubbs
Subject: Re: Cygwin newbie questions
Hello Steve, you wrote:
>I just got Cygwin32, and it's great. It's working exactly how I'd
expect it for
>the most part. The problem is the small things that aren't working
>me. I have a feeling these may be linked, and I was hoping someone more
>knowledgable could help me here.
I can try. :)
>1) At my new job, I'm working under WinNT, but we use good ol' CVS for
>control (archive is on a Unix box). I don't really know the source of
>executable (our 2 main sysadmins just left within 2 weeks, so nobody
>really knows where they came from). The problem is that it doesn't work
>cygwin. It works fine from a cmd prompt, but if I run it from cygwin, I
>output. I don't get "command not found", I just get nothing. Any ideas
>BTW, I test this with safe cvs commands like "cvs -v", which should
work even if
>cvs settings were messed up.
My version of cvs-1.9 downloaded from www.cyclic.com works perfectly
under cygwin32. But compiling a 'native' cygwin32 cvs would certainly
the cleanest solution.
>2) One thought I had was to download cvs source and compile it under
>When I try to run "configure", though, I get "bash: ./configure: No
such file or
>directory". But configure IS there.... What's up with that? Does
>work? Do I just have to edit the Makefile myself?
Have you tried 'sh ./configure' or 'bash ./configure'? Perhaps the
file permissions are messed up and you have to set them with chmod.
But normally this should give an 'permission denied' error...
>3) FTP hangs from cygwin. I assume its calling the WinNT ftp. Does this
>work? Do I need to get a different ftp for cygwin?
You could try the one from Sergey's remote.tgz found on
>4) I've found some WWW pages with ports and stuff, but they don't seem
to have a
>lot. Anyone know of any hard-to-find pages with good stuff?
(Arlindo da Silva - X11R6 binaries for cygwin32)
(David Fox - RPM for cygwin32)
(Michael Hirmke - German mirror and ports collection)
(Sergey Okhapkin - fixes and ports)
ftp://ftp.parallax.co.uk/pub/andyp (Andy Piper - fixes and ports)
(Mumit Khan - egcs binaries for cygwin32 and mingw32)
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