updating to cygwin 1.7.1: X not starting + font problem [SOLVED]

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 10:55:00 GMT 2009

2009/12/24 Simon Jean-Francois:
> I wanted to share some of my experiences when upgrading to cygwin 1.7.1:
> XWin would not start, /var/log/XWin.0.log reporting the following error:
> "(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)"
> After some time, I figured out the source of the problem:
> /bin/sh disappeared:  this was fixed with " ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh "

Hmm, /bin/sh should have been installed as part of the bash package.
Did you have a message box about in-use processes during your update?
Might be better to reinstall the bash package in case anything else
wasn't set up correctly, but make sure you quit all Cygwin processes


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