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Re: Where to find a reliable provider of CygwinX?

Thanks Marco. Below I react in-line to most of your questions. My main point is the lack of distribution consistency I have reported on.


On 01/02/2011 16:45, marco atzeri wrote:
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Jørgen Steensgaard wrote:
After having installed a basic version of Cygwin I wanted to install X and a
few programs that depend on it.  Using one mirror I thought I was doing
well, but no program X were found.  Somehow I got the information that xinit
was needed, but that I could not obtain from the mirror. So I found another
and lo-and-behold: I got xinit, X, and Xemacs.

 From previous experience I knew that the X-server should be started somehow,
but I could not resist to call Xemacs right away.  And believe it or not: it
could not start, and complained about a missing cygjpeg-62.dll.  So back to
the provider to have a look for the package libjpeg-62, identified by a
lookup elsewhere.  But neither of the two providers had such a package, but
instead some different libjpeg-*. After having downloaded all of these, the
complaint came back again.

the package is "libjpeg62"

Sorry for the added hypen. I use another computer to send mail for the moment.

are you sue that xemacs need cygjpeg-62.dll ?

Only to the extent that I can rely on the reaction to my attempt to run xemacs.

on the setup.ini file it is reported libjpeg8

@ emacs-X11
sdesc: "X11 binaries for Emacs."
ldesc: "This package contains the X11 binaries for emacs.  Install
it if you want to run emacs using the X window system for
display.  The binaries also can be used in non-X11 mode."
category: Editors Interpreters
requires: alternatives emacs font-adobe-dpi75 font-misc-misc libICE6
libSM6 libX11_6 libXft2 libXpm4 libXrender1 libdbus1_3 libfontconfig1
libfreetype6 libgcc1 libgdk_pixbuf2.0_0 libgif4 libglib2.0_0
libgtk2.0_0 libjpeg8 libncursesw10 libpng12 libtiff5 cygwin
version: 23.2-3

what is the output of "cygcheck emacs-X11.exe" ?

1. could not find emacs-X11.exe 2. cygcheck xemacs-21.4.22.exe outputs several lines, one of which reads: cygcheck: track_down: could not find cygjpeg-62.dll

So: please give me some advice on where to find a provider of all packages and preferably also some about how packages have been tested for completeness.

any mirror should contain all the packages.

I agree that this should be the case, but experience that it is not. The absence of X and xinit from one provider and presence in another is more than annoying.

The problem you see is more likely due to the fact that libjpeg62 is an obsolete package, So to see it on the "select packages" window list you need to unset "hide obsolete packages" in the left down corner of the window .

Thank you for a hint to work around this particular situation. My main objective is to discuss distribution consistency.


Jørgen Steensgaard

Regards Marco

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