broken links in Cygwin-X menu on win7 64 Error could not start C:\cygwin\bin\xemacs-21.4.22.exe(a single strange character kind of I)!! -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
Sun Jan 31 16:00:00 GMT 2010
I have just installed cygwin on my Win7 Home Premium 64 machine. I
installed everything from the cygwin repository following instructions
on the setup page. However, some of the links on Cygwin-X menu as well
as the shortcuts on the desktop are broken. As an example the Xemacs
shortcut is broken while the gvim shortcut just works fine. I have the
following properties for these links:
Target=C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin xemacs -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
Target=C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin gvim -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
Both shortcuts look pretty similar however, starting xemacs using the
shortcut results in the following Run.exe error message
Error could not start C:\cygwin\bin\xemacs-21.4.22.exe(a single
strange character kind of I)!! -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
The strange character added to the 2 exclamation marks at the end of
the executable name is already intringuing. Looks like windows is
messing up with some string termination.
The file xemacs-21.4.22.exe does exists in the bin directory and I can
manually start xemacs from the console without problem using either
xemacs or xemacs-21.4.22.
Strangely enough, the emacs shortcut with the following properties
works pretty well too
Target=C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin emacs -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
The postinstallation script also created Singular 3 shortcuts on the
desktop. The shortcuts Singular (Terminal) and the shotcut Singular
(Rxvt) work without problem. The third one Singular (Emacs and
X-server) does not work. No error message is dispalyed and nothing
happens when clicking on this shortcut.
I am using a french version of win7 home premium.
Thanks for any hint
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