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Re: Less fails with link error

David Balazic wrote:

From: 	Larry Hall[]
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Sent: 	6. avgust 2003 17:32
To: 	David Balazic
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Subject: 	Re: Less fails with link error

David Balazic wrote:

If I try to run less from bash, I get a dialog saying :

less.exe - Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point __getreent could not be located in the dynamic
link library cygwin1.dll.


You've installed some test packages but you're not running the test

??? I just did a simple install of cygwin with setup.exe ( I only changed the install dir and selected some additional packages to install : less, zip, unzip and maybe some other I can't remember right now )

Right.  But you picked the test version of 'less' which only works with
the test version of the 'cygwin' package.  It's not really your fault.
It's not clear that you're selecting a test version when you cycle through
the versions available.  Setup offers test versions to you even when
you don't specify "Exp".  But it's always done this.  It's just more
noticeable now.  It will go away in a few weeks when 1.5.x becomes "Curr".

cygwin package.  Rerun setup, make sure you *don't* change the default
"Curr" to "Exp" and let it install anything it needs to.  Try it again.

Just run setup and click on NEXT intul FINISH or should I change some options.

I would give you the "less" version number , but "rpm -q less" gives :

$ rpm -qa
error: db4 error(13) from dbenv->open: Permission denied
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permission denied (13)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
no packages

Doesn't anything work in cygwin ? :-)

No, nothing does.  You shouldn't use it.  Try Windows apps and O/Ss.
They _always_ work.

Excuse me, but after installing RH linux, less worked, rpm worked, all the tools worked, they were not eclipsed by some phantom mount on my rootfs ( see my other thread "RE: Directory problems after fresh install of v1.3.22-1" )

Cygwin != Linux or RH.  You're also under the mistaken impression that
Cygwin is some kind of commercial product, I guess.  There's a difference
and some hiccups to expect as a result.  If you expect a Linux experience
as provided by a commercial entity, you should stick with RH Linux or
anothger distribution.

Did you install 'less' via 'rpm'? If you did, you want to inquire at the

I installed less during setup

site that provided 'less' as an RPM file for assistance.  If you did not
install 'less' via 'rpm', why are you surprised that it's not in the
RPM DB?  BTW, 'cygcheck -c less' always provides package version
information if you install via setup.exe.

I assumed cygwin manages the packages via RPM, I guess I was wrong.

$ cygcheck -c less
Cygwin Package Information
Package              Version
less                 381-1

Right.  As Igor pointed out, this is the test version of less.  That's
you're problem.

Larry Hall                    
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