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Re: gitk fails to start after updating cygwin

On 2/11/2012 12:02 AM, Arnon Moscona wrote:
I just updated cygwin (installing hg), which updated all the packages.
gitk now fails to start.

I basically get :

$Application initialization failed: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable cygwin warning: MS-DOS style path detected: C:\Users\Admin\cygwin\bin\gitk Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /usr/bin/gitk CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this warning. Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths: Error in startup script: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable while executing "load /usr/lib/tk8.5/../../bin/libtk8.5.dll Tk" ("package ifneeded Tk 8.5.11" script) invoked from within "package require Tk" (file "C:\Users\Admin\cygwin\bin\gitk" line 11)

[1]+ Exit 1 gitk --all

Note that I've seen the discussion at, but I don't agree with the conclusion. I never needed an X server before, and gitk displayed fine up until now. So why should I need to run an X server now?

Hi Arnon, because Tk now need the X server.

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