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Problem after fresh Cygwin installation


I just installed the default Cygwin components using the latest
setup.exe from a local install directory. The target machine runs
WinXP SP2 English with German MUI pack. The installation as local
administrator via setup.exe did not show any errors. The computer is
only a workgroup member and not part of any domain.

After starting cygwin for the first time using the desktop icon it
tells me "Your group name is
currently "mkpasswd"". So I followed the instruction and ran:

mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkgroup -l > /etc/passwd

The contents of both files looks ok to me.

Now comes the weird part. I created a new file hello.c in my home dir
with vim. ls -al shows that the file exists, but "more hello.c" gives
no output at all. I just get a new shell prompt. The same problem
exits when I run "gcc hello.c -o hello". Nothing happens, not even an
error message is displayed and no file hello is created.

Also, I don't get a colored shell prompt, but only a $ sign.

Any clues?

Best regards,

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