On 09-Jun-2016 16:32, mathog wrote:
With an older version of Cygwin I had constructed a cut down
distribution which included only the minimum pieces needed to run X11.
 It was about 40Mb, installed.

This approach is not working well at all for the current release. Last time around I just tossed things into a folder to temporarily hide them, and by process of elimination winnowed it down to that small size. This time there are many, many, MANY more dll's that are required for the server to start, at least via this method:

C:\cygwinX\bin\run.exe --quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "cd; exec /usr/bin/startxwin"

For instance, cyggtk-x11-2.0.0.dll. Take it out and the X11 server does not start. That dll, according to "ldd" has everything but the kitchen sink linked into it. It isn't linked directly into the server though, it is needed for "xwin-xdg-menu.exe", an accessory program, which if removed from /usr/bin, also results in the server not starting.

Last time around the start bat script was just:

@echo off
set CYGXTOP=%~dp0
chdir "%CYGXTOP%\var\log\xwin"
move XWin.0.log.1 XWin.0.log.2
move XWin.0.log XWin.0.log.1
chdir "%CYGXTOP%\bin"
start Xwin :0 -multiwindow

Is there some reason that a similar cut down bat file would not work with the current cygwin X11 server? (With "-listen tcp" plus a windows firewall rule to only let it
talk to localhost.)


David Mathog
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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