Installation problem: Setup Wizard suggestion
Sat Jun 5 18:17:00 GMT 2004
On Sat, 5 Jun 2004, Terje J. Hanssen wrote:
> I am new on this list and with Cygwin/X, but have experience both with
> Windows, Solaris and Linux. Yet, after several download attempts I have
> had more trouble than usual with installing and getting started with
> Cygwin/X. Maybe I have done something wrong (see below), but in my
> opinion the current setup wizard is unusual and/or too advanced for the
> average Windows user. Therefore I would suggest the following easy,
> known and simplyfied selections on a first setup wizard:
> o Minimum installation
> o Typical installation
> o Custom installation
> o Minimum installation could include the minimum requiered cygwin&x
> packages to run remote sessions via XDMCP (which I would guess most
> often is the need for the Windows users to use X).
> o Typical could be minimum plus more recommended packages/tools to run
> o Custom could next lead to the current setup wizard with free
> selections among all packages.
This was discussed 1 or 2 months ago.
Cygwin/X is designed to be installed with the cygwin installer. We will not
provide an extra installer. For reasons see the discussion in the mailing
> My trouble installation experience:
> First I thought that the setup "All default" should fit in typical cases
> to run X, didn't change this "pre-selection" and downloaded from
> Internet, run setup again and installed from the local directory.
> However, I wasn't able to find startxwin.bat to start X.
> Consulting the user guide again, and next the setup wizard, verified
> that the required "xorg-x11-base" package did not install using with the
> "default" pre-selection.
Only few cygwin users need a complete X11 environment. So this is optional.
> But after this install, I still I was not able
> to find startxwin.bat to start X.
> Searching again, I verified that the X-startup-scripts directory was
> empty. I run setup again and downloaded the X-startup-scripts. From one
> or another reason I also had to run setup once more, to download and
> install xterm. (my ISDN line had some trouble with the long time ftp
> download, and lost the connection with the server).
> Now I am able to start X and get an xterm window, but haven't currently
> yet a computer to test the remote sessions via XDMCP.
> After this attempts I think I have got installed alltoo much packages
> for this (simle) purpose. Checking my cygwin download ftp-directory
> shows size 83,9 Mb containing 130 files and 420 dierctories.
> The cygwin root installation directory shows size 222 Mb containing
> 17768 files and 896 directories!
> Is it possible to list which packages is required selected to get a
> "Minimum installation as described above (size, no of files and dirs),
> mayby also recommended packages for a "Typical installation".
Search the mailing list archives for "minimum install". There are many
postings over the years which list the packages required for Cygwin/X
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