Cygwin 1.3.5 compatability with MS Windows XP
Mon Dec 3 09:50:00 GMT 2001
Stephen Booth wrote:
> Today one of my collegues tried installing Cygwin 1.3.5 and CYGWIN/XFree86 on to
> a Compaq Deskpro EN 733MHz running Microsoft Windows XP RC2. I have previously
> installed this onto Windows 2000 with no problems.
> Whilst the install seemed to work fine we ran into a couple of problems, i was
> hoping that someone might be able to point us in the direction of where best to
> investigate to resolve it.
There's a buglet in setup.exe that causes new installs to (probably)
install the wrong (old) version of packages on new installs. Re-run
setup and it will correctly upgrade those packages to the current
> Firstly we found that sometimes programs seem to die before they start, that is
> after hitting return at the end of the command line we are returned straight to
> the command prompt without any error messages or other visual indications. This
> was noted initially with telnet and vi and seemed to resolve it self with no
> indication of how (it wasn't working then suddenly it was) and was seen both at
> the command line and under X-Windows.
Are you running in a bash shell, or are you trying to run cygwin
programs directly from command.com/cmd.exe (or double-click from
explorer? THAT won't work...)
> Secondly X-Windows frequently dies when an X application exits or is killed. I
> have posted separately to the CYGWIN/XFree86 list about this and include it here
> for information only.
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