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Re: 1.7.1: Does 'chere' work with Vista 64b? Can't tell by me.

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

> On 12/28/2009 06:23 PM, Lee D. Rothstein wrote:

>> Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

>>> Lee D. Rothstein wrote:

>>>> Are you running Vista 64bit? If not, I suspect the registry keys set in
>>>> Vista 64 are not correct as set by 'chere'.

>>> No, actually I'm not, so if you're sure it's a Vista 64bit thing, then
>>> that narrows the focus and those affected. The closest I have is
>>> Windows 7 x64 but I can't experiment at the moment with it since
>>> it requires a reboot.

>> I had no problems with Vista 32 bit, that's my only evidence.

> OK, I've installed Cygwin 1.7.1 on a Windows 7 x64 system.  The
> system didn't have a previous version of Cygwin.  I installed just
> the default packages plus "chere".  Once the installation was done,
> I invoked 'chere -i' from a command prompt started as Administrator
> and running 'bash -li'.  The configuration of "chere" succeeded
> and I found "Bash Prompt Here" was available in the context menu
> for directories.  I find the same is true on Windows 7 x86.  So I
> guess this isn't allot of help beyond the information that this does
> work on systems running Windows 7.  Perhaps someone with Vista
> x64 will be able to answer your original question.

It should have been obvious from my 'cygcheck' output, but emphasis
doesn't hurt. My root (/) is not located at 'c:\Cygwin', it is
instead located at 'c:\_0'.

However, this was the case for my Vista 32b config. (different
PC), and in all prior configs (different PCs), it was at 'c:\_r',
yet 'chere' worked in all those.

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