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Re: Invalid program file name, pif file
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: SonyMaster at aol dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 21:35:09 -0500
- Subject: Re: Invalid program file name, pif file
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- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 09:18 PM 12/6/2003, SonyMaster@aol.com you wrote:
>I have already read over the FAQ, userguide, problems page, and searched the
>archives multiple times, and did not see anything that would help me for this
>problem. I am sorry for sending emails about this, but I cannot see anywhere
>else to find help. Yes, maybe I could go to other places, but I would think
>this would be the best place to find help.
I'm not suggesting you "go other places" for help. I'm suggesting that
your questions aren't very "informed" and that there are resources at
the Cygwin site that would help add some information for your benefit
and that of the list when you consult it. I'm glad you did think of
looking around some before consulting the list. We encourage that. But
when you do consult the list, you should fill us all in on the details
of what you did, what the problem is, what you tried, and the places
you've looked for help. That helps limit the back-and-forth of low
content messages. In particular, <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>
asks that all inquiries to this list *attach* the output of
'cygcheck -srv', which is a good part of the reason that I directed
you to this page in response to your first message.
>Now, as the command you suggested,
>does not exist.
>bash-2.05b$ cygcheck -srv
>bash: cygcheck: command not found
OK, so you have a path problem. Let's do this then.
cd /bin; cygcheck -srv
Attach the output of this and send it to the list.
>I have been looking over the FAQ and userguide ever since I got this problem,
>and I still am.
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