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Re: Please help
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 22:19:41 -0800
- Subject: Re: Please help
I took a quick look at the Cygwin support page
(<http://bioinformatics.org/ghemical/cygwin.html>) on the Web site you
mentioned (I trust you did the same, right?).
Ghemical is a X-based application, which means that before you'll be able
to either compiler or run this software you'll need to install the
XFree86/Cygwin packages (available via the same installer you presumably
used to get your existing Cygw.
Furthermore, according the aforementioned Cygwin support page for Ghemical:
"At the moment (in March 2002) there are no ready GNOME binary packages for
Cygwin, so in addition to Ghemical, you also have to compile a (minimal)
GNOME environment. ..."
To be honest, I don't know what is the status of Gnome for XFree86/Cygwin,
or whether that statement is still valid, but I suspect that it and the
instructions also included on that page are probably close to the correct.
Assuming you just perform an ordinary install of all of Cygwin, including
XFree86/Cygwin, using the Cygwin Setup.exe installer, you'll probably have
a correct Cygwin installation, as far as it goes. That won't get you Gnome,
so for that part you'll have to follow the instructions on the Ghemical
Cygwin instructions page and / or ask for more specific help on the
Cygwin-XFree mailing list.
At 18:50 2002-12-22, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Sun, 22 Dec 2002, Ramon Boyd wrote:
> Good afternoon
> I have found a really useful software package for chemistry modeling but
> I need to install and run Cygwin to use it. I don't understand how to
> run Cygwin. Presently, I am running Windows XP on my system. I
> understand the premise behind Cygwin as stated on the website.
> However, I find the list of compilation instructions confusing. I
> appreciate the level of detail the website and detail with which the
> Cygwin program must run. I am interested in focusing my time on running
> Ghemical. I am less interested in knowing everything about Linux based
> systems. That I leave to the experts. Could you please tell me how to
> install Cygwin properly? I understand that I need Gnome. Could you
> also provide a hint at how I am to compile Ghemical? I would greatly
> appreciate any assistance you could provide.
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