Not quite perfect Unix compatibility (bug report)
Fri Jan 9 18:22:00 GMT 1998

This bug report originated in a hack:

I moved to my Windows partition, ran `tar xzvf' on
it, and attempted to configure the Linux kernel under cygwin.

	bash$ make menuconfig
only works at the bash$ prompt, and then only if you have ncurses, which
I don't.  It gives some kind of a binary file error message if you do
	DOS> make -f Makefile menuconfig

	bash$ make config
starts up the configuration process, but here is the bug.  The first
question in the configure script has a `[Y/N/?]' prompt, and typing
`N', `Y', or `?' all gives the same response, which isn't supposed
to happen, and which doesn't let you complete the shell script.

BTW, I know cygnus isn't in the Linux business, but it might just be
possible to compile a working zImage under cygwin, with few or no
changes in the cygwin system.  After all, the kernel doesn't use
cygwin.dll to run.

For help on using this list (especially unsubscribing), send a message to
"" with one line of text: "help".

More information about the Cygwin mailing list