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Questions about Setting up Cygwin V1.0


I have several questions about setting up Cygwin. Some of the text in the on-line help don't make sense.

1. Under Environent variables for Cygwin, it says:

The fully editable cygnus.bat file installs by default in
\cygnus\<installdirectory>/cygnus.bat where the most important environment variables
are set before activating a bash shell. <installdirectory> signifies the directory path you have set.
What is <installdirectory>? There are no instructions for setting <installdirectory>. Cygwin installed in G:\Cygwin. Cygwin B20 installed in G:\Cygnus\version#, but not version 1.0.

2. There is no file called cygnus.bat! I searched all the disks, but couldn't find it. I tried creating the file with the line

    set CYGWIN="tty notitle strace=0x1"

but bash didn't seem to find that file, and reported that the CYGWIN variable was not set.

3. Where do I put the .profile, .inputrc, and .bashrc files? If I right click on "My Computer", I get the System Properties window. In the Environment tab, I have the HOME environment variable set to F:\Kelem. I have a .bashrc file containing the line:

set path=(/bin)
When I run bash, it thinks $PATH is
/cygdrive/g/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32/bin:/cygdrive/g/Gnu/bin:/cygdrive/d/Perl/5.005/bin/MSWin32-x86-object:/cygdrive/d/Perl/5.005/bin:/cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32:/cygdrive/c/WINNT:/bin:/contrib/bin

4. The section labelled "Customizing the bash shell" states:

To set bash up so that cut and paste work properly, click on the Properties button of the window, then on
the misc tab. Make sure to activate Quick Edit and make sure that Fast Pasting isnít activated.
There is no misc tab. The Options tab contains an option for Quick Edit, but not Fast Pasting.
This section also states that .profile is executed
when bash is started as login shell, using the following command.

    bash --login
Where is this flag to be entered? Is it to be typed on a command line somewhere, or is it entered in the Target field in the Shortcut tab of the Properties window for bash?  Please let me know and update the documentation.

Thanks for your help,
Steve Kelem
 



Hi.  I have Cygwin 1.0 on Win NT 4, SP5.

I have several questions about setting up Cygwin. Some of the text in the on-line help don't make sense.

1. Under "Setting up Cygwin", the first link says "Learning UNIX to work with Cygwin".  This is bad English. I'm guessing that you meant to say something like "Learn more about UNIX".

2. Under Environent variables for Cygwin, it says:

The fully editable cygnus.bat file installs by default in
\cygnus\<installdirectory>/cygnus.bat where the most important environment variables
are set before activating a bash shell. <installdirectory> signifies the directory path you have set.
What is <installdirectory>? There are no instructions for setting <installdirectory>. Cygwin installed in G:\Cygwin. Cygwin B20 installed in G:\Cygnus\version#, but not version 1.0.

3. There is no file called cygnus.bat! I searched all the disks, but couldn't find it. I tried creating the file with the line

    set CYGWIN="tty notitle strace=0x1"

but bash didn't seem to find that file, and reported that the CYGWIN variable was not set.

4. Where do I put the .profile, .inputrc, and .bashrc files? If I right click on "My Computer", I get the System Properties window. In the Environment tab, I have the HOME environment variable set to F:\Kelem. I have a .bashrc file containing the line:
set path=(/bin)
When I run bash, it thinks $PATH is
/cygdrive/g/cygnus/cygwin-b20/H-i586-cygwin32/bin:/cygdrive/g/Gnu/bin:/cygdrive/d/Perl/5.005/bin/MSWin32-x86-object:/cygdrive/d/Perl/5.005/bin:/cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32:/cygdrive/c/WINNT:/bin:/contrib/bin

5. The section labelled "Customizing the bash shell" states:

To set bash up so that cut and paste work properly, click on the Properties button of the window, then on
the misc tab. Make sure to activate Quick Edit and make sure that Fast Pasting isnít activated.
There is no misc tab. The Options tab contains an option for Quick Edit, but not Fast Pasting.
This section also states that .profile is executed
when bash is started as login shell, using the following command.

    bash --login
Where is this flag to be entered? Is it to be typed on a command line somewhere, or is it entered in the Target field in the Shortcut tab of the Properties window for bash?  Please let me know and update the documentation.

6. I'm trying to build nmh. When I run the configure command that comes with its source, it reports:
"G:/Cygwin/bin/bash.exe"-2.03$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i386-pc-cygwin32
checking target system type... i386-pc-cygwin32
checking build system type... i386-pc-cygwin32
configuring for nmh-1.0.2
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.

If I type "type gcc", it reports: gcc is hashed (/bin/gcc). If I type "gcc --help", it prints the help information, indicating that (a) gcc works, and (b) it's where it's supposed to be.  What's wrong?  Why can't I configure this software? It configures on Sun Solaris 2.7, and on Linux.

Thanks for your help,
Steve Kelem

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