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Re: Reporting problem requiring rebaseall to solve it.
- From: "Larry Hall \(Cygwin\)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:28:01 -0400
- Subject: Re: Reporting problem requiring rebaseall to solve it.
- References: <AANLkTimn9pAR6oL4oV2-gbEeh50tPSkcbArGiYtJF1A8@mail.gmail.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 7/9/2010 2:57 PM, Daniel Povey wrote:
Reporting problem and solution, but I would appreciate if cygwin
experts could comment on the underlying reasons why this kind of thing
happens and why rebaseall is needed.
I have done a pretty clean install of the latest Cygwin and want to
report a problem (and solution) so people will be able to fix it
themselves. I am installing on a domain-joined Win7 machine. My
installation process is to run setup.exe, only choose wget as an extra
package, and then use the apt-cyg script to install extra packages, as
cp apt-cyg /bin
apt-cyg install `cat packages`
where "packages" is a list of the packages I had from a previous install.
When I try to start X, it fails and I get the following errors in
/var/log/XWin.0.log (see bottom of email).l
FWIW, you don't need to use apt-cyg to automate an install of a certain
set of packages. Using the '-P' parameter of 'setup.exe' to list out the
packages you want to install will work.
If you're looking for a basic overview of why rebasing is necessary in
some cases, you should read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/rebase*.README. This
summarizes things quite well. If you're looking for more details, the
email archives (cygwin-apps) has allot of discussion about it in the
history. It's a ways back though. ;-)
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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