RE: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-17 Thread Dr. M. C. Nelson
There might be a very destructive error in the uninstall instructions:

3. Delete the Cygwin root folder and all subfolders. 

The subfolders include /cygdrive/c/, etc.


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From: cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com] On 
Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:00 PM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

On 02/16/2010 05:54 PM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:
 Okay, I agree we need better information.  So, I think I want to start again
 with a clean install. I understand that the procedure for removing cygwin is
 to just delete everything.  Does it create any registry entries that should
 be deleted?

http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.setup.uninstall-all

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Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-17 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU - Reformatted.

On 02/17/2010 09:46 AM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:

-Original Message-
From: cygwin-xfree-owner at cygwin dot com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner at cygwin 
dot com] On Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

      ^^^

Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 6:00 PM
To: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com

 
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR - Thanks.


Subject: Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

On 02/16/2010 05:54 PM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:

Okay, I agree we need better information.  So, I think I want to start again
with a clean install. I understand that the procedure for removing cygwin is
to just delete everything.  Does it create any registry entries that should
be deleted?


http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.setup.uninstall-all

There might be a very destructive error in the uninstall instructions:

3. Delete the Cygwin root folder and all subfolders. 

The subfolders include /cygdrive/c/, etc.


I suppose it's possible to try to delete everything in Cygwin with Cygwin via
'rm -rf /' but it wouldn't be a success even if your observation wasn't an
issue.  But I agree if someone tried to do just that, then this is a potential
danger.  So the FAQ could be more clear/instructive on this count.  Care to
offer a patch for the documentation?

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Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-16 Thread Jon TURNEY

On 10/02/2010 17:01, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:

I am trying to setup Cygwin/X for a Vista machine

After setting some executables to run as administrator


You shouldn't need to do this.

Isn't this the reason for your UAC prompt?

 and then after

cleaning up some lock files and log files, the x server and applications can
be run by a user with administrator privileges.


I think I understand the problem with the log file in this situation, and have 
a patch (see [1]).


But the lock files should be removed when the X server is cleanly shutdown, so 
there's some bit of information I'm missing here.



BUT,

1) The x startup (by any method)  throws a UAC prompt
2) A non-privileged user cannot get past the UAC prompt without the
administrator password

Perhaps some .manifest files would cure this?


I wasn't able to reproduce this problem doing some brief testing on W7 (I 
don't have access to a Vista system right now)


There is a manifest embedded in the XWin application [2], but it doesn't do 
anything to affect UAC at the moment.


Do you have some suggestion as to what you think it should contain?


Are there any other ways to allow a non-privileged user to run cygwin in
vista?


[1] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9778
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/hw/xwin/XWin.exe.manifest

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RE: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-16 Thread Dr. M. C. Nelson
Okay, I agree we need better information.  So, I think I want to start again
with a clean install. I understand that the procedure for removing cygwin is
to just delete everything.  Does it create any registry entries that should
be deleted?

Thank you


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From: Jon TURNEY [mailto:jon.tur...@dronecode.org.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:24 AM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Cc: mcnel...@mindspring.com
Subject: Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

On 10/02/2010 17:01, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:
 I am trying to setup Cygwin/X for a Vista machine

 After setting some executables to run as administrator

You shouldn't need to do this.

Isn't this the reason for your UAC prompt?

  and then after
 cleaning up some lock files and log files, the x server and applications
can
 be run by a user with administrator privileges.

I think I understand the problem with the log file in this situation, and
have 
a patch (see [1]).

But the lock files should be removed when the X server is cleanly shutdown,
so 
there's some bit of information I'm missing here.

 BUT,

 1) The x startup (by any method)  throws a UAC prompt
 2) A non-privileged user cannot get past the UAC prompt without the
 administrator password

 Perhaps some .manifest files would cure this?

I wasn't able to reproduce this problem doing some brief testing on W7 (I 
don't have access to a Vista system right now)

There is a manifest embedded in the XWin application [2], but it doesn't do 
anything to affect UAC at the moment.

Do you have some suggestion as to what you think it should contain?

 Are there any other ways to allow a non-privileged user to run cygwin in
 vista?

[1] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9778
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/hw/xwin/XWin.exe.manifest


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Re: Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-16 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

On 02/16/2010 05:54 PM, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:

Okay, I agree we need better information.  So, I think I want to start again
with a clean install. I understand that the procedure for removing cygwin is
to just delete everything.  Does it create any registry entries that should
be deleted?


http://cygwin.com/faq/faq-nochunks.html#faq.setup.uninstall-all

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Help with installing cygwin-x for vista

2010-02-11 Thread Radhakrishnan Rathnachalam
Hello:

I have windows vista.  I installed cygwin-x and double clicked on the
cygwin icon on the desktop.  It opened up a new terminal. But, when I
issued commands like pwd, ls etc it did not give any responds as
expedcted.  So, I deleted the cygwin thinking that I might have made
some mistakes during installation. Could some help me with the proper
installation instructiuons for vista and how to issue unix commands?
Thanks.

radha

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Cygwin/X and Vista and UAC

2010-02-10 Thread Dr. M. C. Nelson
I am trying to setup Cygwin/X for a Vista machine

After setting some executables to run as administrator, and then after
cleaning up some lock files and log files, the x server and applications can
be run by a user with administrator privileges.

BUT,

1) The x startup (by any method)  throws a UAC prompt
2) A non-privileged user cannot get past the UAC prompt without the
administrator password

Perhaps some .manifest files would cure this?

Are there any other ways to allow a non-privileged user to run cygwin in
vista?

Thank you
M. C. Nelson



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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-03 Thread Linda Walsh

Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Hi,
I have always installed and used cygwinX on my windows Xp 
machines without any problem.
I have been trying to install on my new Vista 64 bit laptop 
and I cannot figure out what is going wrong. 

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:-)

I've been going through similar pains playing with a still not fully
functional Vista machine (still awaiting a Win7 upgrade as well).  


Even though you got the standalone X-server to work, FWIW, on
Vista, you could also be running into permission problems even as
Admin.  Many files and directories don't have write permission enabled
for Admin.  To enable them you have to 'get violent' with Vista  and
reclaim directories you want write access to by taking over their
ownership and then making it so you have r/w access.  If you do this,
take care to note the original owner and/or accesses to make sure that
any group/ID that had access before ('TrustedInstaller', 'SYSTEM') also
has the same (usually full control) access after you take ownership.

The prompt in your cygwin window being 'broken' is possibly a symptom
of that.  By default, I found that I couldn't add files to my root
directory (a good thing, actually, too many apps still try to install
stuff there, and a default no files prevents accidental clutter).

Just thought I'd add an addendum, though looks like Larry gave you
the exact solution you needed.

Linda

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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-03 Thread Massimo Giovannini




So do you just need the X server?  Perhaps a pure Win32 one would be easier
for you.  See http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/.


Great!! This works perfect. Thank you so much!




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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-03 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

On 11/02/2009 03:11 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Hi, I think I managed to obtain the cygcheck.out, which I attached after
having added C:\cygwing\bin to the path of windows.
Yes I am not an expert of unix and I am sorry, but I need this
application  to run Matlab on a cluster in interactive fashion.


So do you just need the X server?  Perhaps a pure Win32 one would be easier
for you.  See http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/.


Another question: normally when I launched cygwin on my old laptop,
there  was a prompt telling my working directory, now I just get bash-3.2, why is 

that?

Same reason as all the other problems.  Your postinstall scripts didn't run.

I don't see any clear indicaton why these would fail given your cygcheck output.
Are you sure that the Lenovo Client Security Solution isn't getting in your way
(i.e. http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#BLODA)?  That's all I can see/think of.
If that's not it, you may find that you can either:

  1. Just re-run 'setup.exe' again and it could fix what it tripped over 
the last time.

  2. Try 1.7 instead. http://cygwin.com/#beta-test

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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-02 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Hi, I think I managed to obtain the cygcheck.out, which I attached after having 
added C:\cygwing\bin to the path of windows.
Yes I am not an expert of unix and I am sorry, but I need this application to 
run  Matlab on a cluster in interactive fashion.

Another question: normally when I launched cygwin on my old laptop, there was a 
prompt telling my working directory, now I just get bash-3.2, why is that?



Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 11:51 PM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit


I'm getting the feeling that you're not used to Unix/Linux or command-line
oriented environments.  If that's the case, you may want to rethink about
using Cygwin or look up a tutorial or two on Unix/Linux to help you get
oriented.

The reason what you typed didn't work is because you are in a directory
which isn't in your path and you didn't say where to find 'cygcheck'.  You
need to do one of the following:

   1. Use the fully qualified path (i.e. c:\bin\cygcheck.exe)
   2. Use the relative path to specify the current directory (i.e. 
.\cygcheck.exe)
   3. Add c:\bin to your Windows path so you don't have to do either of 1 or 2.




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Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Hi,
I have always installed and used cygwinX on my windows Xp machines without
any problem.
I have been trying to install on my new Vista 64 bit laptop and I cannot
figure out what is going wrong. I read all the topics in the mailing list
but I could not find anyone with my same problem.
My setup.log is below. The result is that when I launch the bash shell no
matter what command I type I receive the message command not found.

I hope someone can help me. Thanks.
2009/11/01 12:18:42 Starting cygwin install, version 2.573.2.3
2009/11/01 12:18:42 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-action) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:42 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-mirror) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:42 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-connection)
failed 2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:42 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-cache) failed 2
No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:42 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-extrakeys)
failed 2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:42 Current Directory: C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads
2009/11/01 12:18:42 Changing gid to Users
2009/11/01 12:18:42 Could not open service McShield for query, start and
stop. McAfee may not be installed, or we don't have access.
2009/11/01 12:18:46 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/installed.db) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:18:46 source: network install
2009/11/01 12:19:07 root: C:\cygwin binary system
2009/11/01 12:19:09 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-cache) failed 2
No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:19:09 Selected local directory: C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads
2009/11/01 12:19:10 net: Direct
2009/11/01 12:19:10 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/mirrors-lst) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:22:05 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/mirrors-lst) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:22:05 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/last-mirror) failed
2 No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:22:05 site: http://mirrors.xmission.com/cygwin/
2009/11/01 12:22:10 io_stream_cygfile: fopen(/etc/setup/timestamp) failed 2
No such file or directory
2009/11/01 12:25:02 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/alternatives/alternatives-1.3.30c-3.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:03 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/ash/ash-20040127-4.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:05 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/base-files/base-files-3.7-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:05 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/base-passwd/base-passwd-2.2-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:15 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/bash/bash-3.2.49-22.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:24 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/bzip2/bzip2-1.0.5-3.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:45 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/coreutils/coreutils-6.10-2.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:46 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/crypt/crypt-1.1-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:49 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/csih/csih-0.2.0-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:50 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/cygrunsrv/cygrunsrv-1.34-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:25:54 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/cygutils/cygutils-1.3.4-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:02 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/cygwin/cygwin-1.5.25-15.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:11 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/cygwin-doc/cygwin-doc-1.4-4.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:13 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/diffutils/diffutils-2.8.7-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:18 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-1.35-3.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:19 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/editrights/editrights-1.01-2.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:20 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/expat/expat-2.0.1-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:26:25 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/findutils/findutils-4.4.0-3.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 12:27:00 Downloaded
C:\Users\Massimo\Downloads/http%3a%2f%2fmirrors.xmission.com%2fcygwin%2f/rel
ease/X.Org/font-adobe-dpi75/font-adobe-dpi75-1.0.0-1.tar.bz2
2009/11/01 

Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

On 11/01/2009 01:41 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

2009/11/01 12:38:38 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c
/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
2009/11/01 12:40:16 abnormal exit: exit code=128


This is your problem.  The postinstall scripts are failing.  Are you installing
with administrator privileges?  If not, doing so may help.  Otherwise, you can
try running the command above from the command line and see if you get
more insight into why it failed.

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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Yes I am using admin privileges.
I tried to use startrun C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
But nothing happens (actually a black window opens for a second and then it 
closes)...
Any idea?
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From: cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com] On 
Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 5:47 PM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

On 11/01/2009 01:41 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:
 2009/11/01 12:38:38 running: C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c
 /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
 2009/11/01 12:40:16 abnormal exit: exit code=128

This is your problem.  The postinstall scripts are failing.  Are you installing
with administrator privileges?  If not, doing so may help.  Otherwise, you can
try running the command above from the command line and see if you get
more insight into why it failed.

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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

On 11/01/2009 06:18 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Yes I am using admin privileges.
I tried to use startrun C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
But nothing happens (actually a black window opens for a second and then it 
closes)...
Any idea?


Open a console window (cmd.exe) and type the following:

C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh


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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Here is what I get...

C:\Users\MassimoC:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
+ /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
/usr/bin/bash: /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh: No such file or directory

-Original Message-
From: cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com] On 
Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:20 PM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

On 11/01/2009 06:18 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:
 Yes I am using admin privileges.
 I tried to use startrun C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe 
 -c/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
 But nothing happens (actually a black window opens for a second and then it 
 closes)...
 Any idea?

Open a console window (cmd.exe) and type the following:

C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh


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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU

On 11/01/2009 07:33 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

-Original Message-
From: cygwin-xfree-owner [mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner...] On Behalf Of Larry 
Hall (Cygwin X)

 ^

Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:20 PM
To: cygwin-xfree...

  
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR  Don't feed the spammers.  Thanks.


Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

On 11/01/2009 06:18 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Yes I am using admin privileges.
I tried to use startrun C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
But nothing happens (actually a black window opens for a second and then it 
closes)...
Any idea?


Open a console window (cmd.exe) and type the following:

C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh

Here is what I get...

C:\Users\MassimoC:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
+ /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
/usr/bin/bash: /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh: No such file or directory



My WAG is either more didn't install for some reason (such that you don't 
have this

file) or you are suffering from http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#BLODA or
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#3PP.  Please *attach* your cygcheck output as
requested by http://cygwin.com/problems.html.

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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Bash: cygcheck: command not found.

-Original Message-
From: cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-ow...@cygwin.com] On 
Behalf Of Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:53 PM
To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU

On 11/01/2009 07:33 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:
 -Original Message-
 From: cygwin-xfree-owner [mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner...] On Behalf Of 
 Larry Hall (Cygwin X)
  ^
 Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 7:20 PM
 To: cygwin-xfree...
   
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR  Don't feed the spammers.  Thanks.

 Subject: Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

 On 11/01/2009 06:18 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:
 Yes I am using admin privileges.
 I tried to use startrun C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe 
 -c/etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
 But nothing happens (actually a black window opens for a second and then it 
 closes)...
 Any idea?

 Open a console window (cmd.exe) and type the following:

 C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh

 Here is what I get...

 C:\Users\MassimoC:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -x -c /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
 + /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh
 /usr/bin/bash: /etc/postinstall/terminfo0.sh: No such file or directory


My WAG is either more didn't install for some reason (such that you don't 
have this
file) or you are suffering from http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#BLODA or
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#3PP.  Please *attach* your cygcheck output as
requested by http://cygwin.com/problems.html.

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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

Hm, let's see.  Last time, among other things, I pointed you at:

http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU
and
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTNQREAIYR

I suppose ignoring the first is only a minor politeness infraction but the 
latter is

rather rude.  Please be considerate in your posts.  Thanks.

On 11/01/2009 08:10 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Bash: cygcheck: command not found.


If you chose the default installation path for Cygwin, it's in C:\bin.

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RE: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Massimo Giovannini
Sorry,it is my first time on this website, and I did not understand those links 
were for me...I thought it was some sort of signature.
Everything seems complicated here and also the language seems very cryptic..

I went on the bin directory cd C:/cygwin/bin, I typed cygcheck -s -v -r and 
still it says command not found.
I manually went in the directory and the file seems to be there..

The funny thing is that also ls does not work..

(I deleted all the old messages...is it ok ? I don't understand what I should 
do with the TOFU problem..)






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Re: Problem installing cygwin/X on vista sp2 64bit

2009-11-01 Thread Larry Hall (Cygwin X)

On 11/01/2009 10:35 PM, Massimo Giovannini wrote:

Sorry,it is my first time on this website, and I did not understand
those  links were for me...I thought it was some sort of signature.
Everything seems complicated here and also the language seems very
cryptic..


Acronyms are certainly cryptic, until you understand them.  I do go out of
my way to actually provide the links to them when I use them, as you
noticed.


I went on the bin directory cd C:/cygwin/bin, I typed cygcheck -s -v -r
and still it says command not found.  I manually went in the directory and
the file seems to be there..


I'm getting the feeling that you're not used to Unix/Linux or command-line
oriented environments.  If that's the case, you may want to rethink about
using Cygwin or look up a tutorial or two on Unix/Linux to help you get
oriented.

The reason what you typed didn't work is because you are in a directory
which isn't in your path and you didn't say where to find 'cygcheck'.  You
need to do one of the following:

  1. Use the fully qualified path (i.e. c:\bin\cygcheck.exe)
  2. Use the relative path to specify the current directory (i.e. 
.\cygcheck.exe)

  3. Add c:\bin to your Windows path so you don't have to do either of 1 or 2.


The funny thing is that also ls does not work..


See above.  Same problem.


(I deleted all the old messages...is it ok ? I don't understand what I
should do with the TOFU problem..)


Deleting everything can be fine, if there's no critical context.

TOFU, in general, is meant to indicate that it's preferable to trim out 
anything

that isn't helpful context in your reply and to reply in-line and/or after any
context you keep.  In other words, what I'm doing. ;-)

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cygwin/x with Vista

2007-06-27 Thread Sodel Vazquez-Reyes
Hi,

I am wondering if there is a version for Windows Vista because I have installed
the current version, the installation process finished correctly, but cygwin/X 
didn't work.
Maybe, I should install that version on different way, could you send me your
comments?

Regards,
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Re: cygwin/x with Vista

2007-06-27 Thread Holger Krull
Sodel Vazquez-Reyes schrieb:

 I am wondering if there is a version for Windows Vista because I have 
 installed
 the current version, the installation process finished correctly, but 
 cygwin/X 
 didn't work.

There is no version for Vista. X11 from cygwin has problems with Vista
(search the archive) some have workarounds and some don't.
If nothing helps try Xming.

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Re: cygwin/x with Vista

2007-06-27 Thread Scott Fordin

Holger Krull wrote:

Sodel Vazquez-Reyes schrieb:


I am wondering if there is a version for Windows Vista because I have installed
the current version, the installation process finished correctly, but cygwin/X 
didn't work.


I've gotten it to work reasonably well on Vista Home Premium.
Try running the Cygwin setup as Administrator and in XP
Compatibility Mode. Also, I had better luck when I did the
install in two stages: first, I just downloaded the packages,
then I ran setup again and chose the install from local
repository option. Finally, make sure that your firewall is
not blocking Xwin.exe or bash.exe.

I also agree with Holger regarding Xming. Xming works just
fine on Vista, and you can use Xming as your X Server when
running PuTTY or many if not all of the Cygwin X-based apps.

Hope this helps,

Scott



There is no version for Vista. X11 from cygwin has problems with Vista
(search the archive) some have workarounds and some don't.
If nothing helps try Xming.

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