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Re: Installed 1.5.5, need to back off to 1.3.22
- From: Rick Rankin <rick_rankin at yahoo dot com>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 21:42:07 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Installed 1.5.5, need to back off to 1.3.22
--- "David M. Karr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>>>> "Larry" == Larry Hall <email@example.com> writes:
> Larry> At 08:30 PM 10/9/2003, Karr, David you wrote:
> >> I have version 1.3.22 installed on another box. On a new box, I
> >> to go for broke and install 1.5.5. Unfortunately, as others have
> >> described, Xemacs doesn't work in this Cygwin version. I need to
> >> somehow uninstall what I have and install version 1.3.22. I've
> >> the FAQ and install information, and did some searches on the mailing
> >> list archives, but I don't see how to do this. I did notice
> >> on how to "uninstall" cygwin, by manually deleting directories and
> >> registry entries, but I didn't see how I can install an older version.
> Larry> Simply rerun setup, point it at a mirror or your local package
> Larry> with cygwin 1.3.22, and click on the second column in the package
> Larry> until 1.3.22 comes up. Voila! You're ready to install 1.3.22
> now. Be
> Larry> aware that you'll need to "downgrade" any packages that require
> 1.5.x in
> Larry> order for 1.3.22 to work without complaint for all applications.
> Note, I'm
> Larry> not recommending this course of action in any way. I'm just
> answering your
> Larry> question. Your better, more productive route is to try to figure
> out a
> Larry> solution for XEmacs so that it works with 1.5.x. You may not
> believe it
> Larry> but that will be quicker and less headaches overall. Plus you'll
> Larry> helping your fellow XEmacs users who want to use it with Cygwin
> The trick is finding a mirror that has that version. Figuring out the
> of packages to go with 1.3.22 will be straightforward if I find a mirror that
> has 1.3.22.
> Is there any way of "copying" a 1.3.22 distribution from one box to another
> box? I know it's not that simple, but is there a list of straightforward
> places I'd have to patch to make it work (like registry changes)?
> This isn't a path I want to take either, but I have no idea how to debug a
> problem like this.
What specific problem are you having with XEmacs? I use XEmacs 21.4.14 on
Cygwin 1.5.x constantly, and the only problem I have is that cut-n-paste from
external sources stops working after running a subshell. This is annoying, but
for me, at least, not a show-stopper. Supposedly, you can work around this by
(setq process-connection-type nil) ;; use pipes instead of ptys
to your .emacs file, but I haven't tried it. I'm hoping to have a go at
debugging the problem when ptys are used, but I just haven't had time yet.
I've seen postings about a font problem, but I haven't experienced the problem
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