[Parallels 3.0, MacOS 10.4.9] Cygwin install probs and how do I subscribe

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jul 26 01:48:00 GMT 2007

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 02:02:52AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 26 July 2007 01:34, Tim Prince wrote:
>> David.L.Goldsmith@noaa.gov wrote:
>>> First, how do I subscribe to the list?
>> Instructions are at www.cygwin.com and at the bottom of each forwarded
>> e-mail.
>>> The other problem I'm having is that Mr. Sheppard states that after
>>> cygwin is installed and ATLAS downloaded and unpacked, it is built w/
>>> make, but my cygwin installation does not appear to have come w/ make -
>>> am I supposed to download and build that separately?
>> make is available on the cygwin setup selection window, as are other
>> development packages you would need.
>> Generally speaking, putting cygwin stuff in your Windows environment
>> should be avoided.  This list doesn't like to spend a lot of time
>> telling people how to muck up and later fix their setup.
>  That's a bit overcautious.  In the case of the CYGWIN environment variable
>it's even wrong, since some of the options (tty) you have to have set /before/
>you fire up your shell.  And I /always/ put cygwin's bin dir in my 'doze PATH,
>so that I can use it from a cmd shell.  Doesn't cause me any problems.

This is right, of course.  There is no reason to avoid putting the Cygwin bin
directory in your Windows path.  It's bad advice to tell people not to do that.


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