Emacs 21.3.50 problem on XP

Larry Hall lh-no-personal-replies-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 30 00:33:00 GMT 2005

At 08:15 PM 6/29/2005, you wrote:
>Larry Hall  wrote:
>>At 05:44 PM 6/29/2005, you wrote:
>>>Okay.  Setting CYGWIN=tty did not work as expected.  
>>So you started a command prompt without any Cygwin shell running in it, 
>>set CYGWIN="tty" and then started bash?
>No - I set it in my .bash_profile and exported it, then started Cygwin using the shortcut created by the install.

OK, that's the problem then.

>>Maybe I missed it but I don't recall Igor pointing you to a readme.  You
>>can certainly look at the User's Guide:
>Thanks. Igor mentioned the emacs readme in this posting: 

OK yes, I just missed that then.  I was looking for an actual pointer/path/
filename so my skim missed it.

>>>... I've included the output from cygcheck -svr below. 
>>Actually, we prefer (and ask for it) *attached*, not included/inlined.
>Apologies - I got the "not" on the wrong part.

Yeah, you have lots of company. ;-)

>Result: setting CYGWIN=tty in a Win Cmd32 shell and running bash/Cygwin 
>works properly.  Is the indication, then, that I should set this as a Win 
>environment variable instead of it being in my .bash_profile?

Right.  That's the easiest thing to do to make sure it's set properly for
all shells you might launch from anywhere.

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