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Re: Reporting problem requiring rebaseall to solve it.

On 7/9/2010 2:57 PM, Daniel Povey wrote:
Reporting problem and solution, but I would appreciate if cygwin
experts could comment on the underlying reasons why this kind of thing
happens and why rebaseall is needed.

I have done a pretty clean install of the latest Cygwin and want to
report a problem (and solution) so people will be able to fix it
themselves.  I am installing on a domain-joined Win7 machine.  My
installation process is to run setup.exe, only choose wget as an extra
package, and then use the apt-cyg script to install extra packages, as
cp apt-cyg /bin
apt-cyg install `cat packages`
where "packages" is a list of the packages I had from a previous install.
When I try to start X, it fails and I get the following errors in
/var/log/XWin.0.log (see bottom of email).l

FWIW, you don't need to use apt-cyg to automate an install of a certain set of packages. Using the '-P' parameter of 'setup.exe' to list out the packages you want to install will work.

If you're looking for a basic overview of why rebasing is necessary in
some cases, you should read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/rebase*.README.  This
summarizes things quite well.  If you're looking for more details, the
email archives (cygwin-apps) has allot of discussion about it in the
history.  It's a ways back though. ;-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
Q: Are you sure?
A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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