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Re: Please Help - Problems installing cygwin...
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: hayward at slothmud dot org
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 21:10:51 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Please Help - Problems installing cygwin...
- References: <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> Wonderful, Thank You. Who maintains the documentation on www.cygwin.com
> so I can suggest updating the FAQ/Install section?
> Brian Hayward
> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >The main issue is what should be done *before* setup runs, rather than
> >after everything is installed. If you manually create c:\cygwin and give
> >it the correct permissions (*not* inherited, owned by Administrators, full
> >permissions to owner, read/execute by everyone else), you should be able
> >to install everything and get a working version of Cygwin. Perhaps the
> >thread starting at <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-09/msg01827.html>
> >would also be helpful.
> > Igor
> >On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >> Just an update. I tried it again, downloading packages again this time.
> >> So far, the latest version of cygwin has only worked on one Win2K system
> >> for me, it has failed on three others.
> >> On the other three, I am logging into a system that is part of a domain.
> >> I ruled out "PATH" being a problem by making sure the PATH for the one
> >> that DID work was moved to one that did not work.
> >> If we cannot figure out why these systems are not working, can someone
> >> help by explaining what exactly the installer should be doing after the
> >> binaries are laid down, so I can do it manually to get cygwin working?
> >> E.g. how are permissions on the system supposed to be set? Other than the
> >> post-install scripts, what else should I check to see if setup
> >> accomplished it properly?
> >> Thank You,
> >> Brian Hayward
> >> On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 email@example.com wrote:
> >> >
> >> >I just installed cygwin and none of the post-install scripts work after
> >> >install. I've tried having the cygwin\bin directory at both the front and
> >> >the end of the path.
> >> >
> >> >After installing cygwin, I found the following details:
> >> >1) First time running the shell, threw me to "/usr/bin" when I did a pwd.
> >> >2) I tried re-running the base-files-mketc.sh.done script - it failed with
> >> >"/bin/uname not found". Then I tested "/bin/uname" from the command line
> >> >and it worked fine. Then instead of running "sh base-files-mketc.sh.done"
> >> >I ran "bash base-files-mketc.sh.done" and it worked fine.
> >> >
> >> >Then I tried to run the rest of the postinstall scripts in the same
> >> >fashion, before they would work I had to add /usr/bin and /bin to the
> >> >FRONT of the path. (Otherwise it found the DOS "find" program instead of
> >> >the Unix "find" program.
> >> >
> >> >After all of the postinstall scripts worked successfully, I exited the
> >> >cygwin shell and started it again. I then got "/etc/profile permission
> >> >denied"
> >> >
> >> >ls -l /etc revealed that all files were owned by the default user and
> >> >group that installed it. Many permissions were as if someone did a
> >> >chmod 0 on them.
> >> >
> >> >Does anyone have suggestions? I suspect it may be the path, but I'm not
> >> >sure.
> >> >
> >> >Thanks,
> >> >Brian Hayward
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