how I got an X server & xterm to run under cygwin
Fri Jun 9 11:25:00 GMT 2000
On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> > > I think you are making life a bit complicated.
> > > X-servers-v.10.tar.bz2 makes no use of Cygwin mount points, therefore no
> > > need
> > > to fool around with mounts.
> > >
> > > Simply unbzip2 and untar in a
> > >
> > > c:\usr
> > > directory.
> > > cd to c:\usr\bin\X11
> > > and start using startx or startdx batch files.
> > tar uses the mount points. I tried it several times. So if you cd \, and
> > tar -xvf X-servers*, things like rgb.txt get put in the wrong place.
> Yes, but you can put X-servers-v-1.0.tar.bz2 in a directory called c:\temp
> and extract everything in temp ythen move them around?
I believe if you untarred it to c:\temp, and then (in the dos shell, not
under bash), recursively copied everything in c:\temp\usr into c:\usr, it
should work. If you did the copy under bash it'd have problems w/ the
I, personally, would rather have those odd mounts out of the way, and I
think doing 2 umounts is easier than untarring somewhere else and then
moving the files into place.
Fix the problem (umounts), or kludge around it ?
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