No octave prompt (no error messages)

Albert Vos
Fri Dec 8 10:11:00 GMT 2006

>On 07 December 2006 14:22, Tony Richardson wrote:
>>Albert Vos <vos_albert <at>> writes:
>>>at home and at work I have the same problem with octave under cygwin. In
>>>both cases I octave just quits without giving any output, no prompt, no
>>>error messages. One computer runs on win2000 Sp4 on which I'm no
>>>administrator and the other runs on winXp Sp2 on which I have all rights.
>>You might try starting octave using "octave -V" or "octave -x" (or both) 
>>determine if it is getting hung in one of the startup scripts.
>>Otherwise follow the problem reporting guidelines ...
>>Tony Richardson

>Also try "cygcheck -c octave", which verifies the package is intact.  If
>that doesn't show anything, try "cygcheck /bin/octave.exe" which shows all 
>DLLs that octave depends on, and make sure they're all installed: maybe
>there's a missed dependency in the setup.ini lines.

octave -V, octave -x, octave -V -x   all output nothing

>cygcheck -c octave
Cygwin Package Information
Package              Version        Status
octave               2.1.73-1       OK

>cygcheck /bin/octave.exe

I attached the cygcheck.out file, as requested. It was made on the win2000 
computer with rxvt as terminal, but I have the same problem with cmd as 

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