Reducing configuration headaches for cygwin-xfree

Harold L Hunt II
Thu Mar 4 16:28:00 GMT 2004

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 04:07:00PM +0100, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
>>>On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>AFAIK, you wouldn't want to install X without also installing some
>>>>other things like bash, at least.  I would think you'd want other tools
>>>>like 'cp', as well.  Since people always complain that the minimal
>>>>installation for cygwin (which is the default) doesn't have enough
>>>>stuff in it, I don't really understand why the minimal installation + X
>>>>would have too much.
>>>One scenario is the stand-alone xserver which just acts as terminal for
>>>remote access.
>>How would you manage remote access if you didn't at least have bash,
>>though?  Run xterm + cmd.exe, maybe?
> Remote access as in running a remote xterm and displaying it on a local X.
> Either that, or XDMCP.  The first obviously also needs some other way of
> connecting to the remote machine (e.g., telnet).

Note that it also works fine with any ssh implementation, such as PuTTY.


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