Problem while installing Cygwin

Robert McNulty Junior
Fri Jun 29 05:42:00 GMT 2001

I discoved b20 at

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Starks-Browning" <>
To: "Anitha Ramesh" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 7:20 AM
Subject: Problem while installing Cygwin

> On Friday 29 Jun 01, Anitha Ramesh writes:
> > Hello,
> >
> >    I need to download PRC-Tools. This is the first time I am using it. I
> > followed the instructions given
> > in .
> > The documentation says for windows it is better to use a combination of
> >
> > (cygwin b20.1, PRC-Tools 2.0, PilRc for Win32, Palm OS SDK, Palm OS
> > Emulator) as it is been tested.
> Yikes, so they do.  It would be a great project for someone to take on
> to rewrite Palm, Inc.'s instructions for installing PRC-Tools.  This
> is probably best co-ordinated through the gcc newgroup at
> (if that still exists).  Maybe a Palm-gcc programmer there has already
> done it.  (As opposed to me, for whom palm programming is still just a
> fantasy...)  You don't mention whether you've been there.
> > First i tried finding cygwin b20.1 since i could not get it, i installed
> > latest ver. 1.3.2. while installing it is asking to select the package
> > required. But no pacakge is been provided. After installation is it
saying "
> > No installation is needed" and the folders under c:\cygwin\lib, bin and
> > folders are empty.
> If you're just talking about Cygwin setup (and not PRC-Tools from
> then this sounds like a botched setup.  Try again, and if
> setup is not listing packages to install, the easiest thing to do is
> to delete all Cygwin directories (installation and download) and try
> again.  (You can be more sophisticated by only deleting files that
> setup uses, but why bother, unless you're on a slow connection and
> can't afford to re-download everything.)  If you're going to pick and
> choose which packages to install to support PRC-Tools, you're not
> going to get much support from us.  Our advice is to install
> everything.  (B20.1 was a monolithic "full" install, comparable to
> installing all packages with setup.)
> > Please can u suggest something on this. We need to deliver a project in
> > short span of time.
> Hmm, well now, whose problem is that?!?
> Regards,
> David
> (Cygwin FAQ maintainer, palm programmer wannabee)
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