Angelo Graziosi | 1 Oct 23:07 2006
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Re: Fix your packages! (attention: a2ps, tetex-bin, nfs-server, gv, uw-imap, and xerces-c maintainers)


'cygcheck -c --verbose' says:
------------------------------------------
...
tetex                    3.0.0-3            OK
Missing file: /etc/postinstall/post-texmf.sh from package tetex-base
tetex-base               3.0.0-3            Incomplete
tetex-bin                3.0.0-3            OK
tetex-devel              3.0.0-3            OK
tetex-doc                3.0.0-3            OK
Missing file: /etc/postinstall/post-texmf.sh from package tetex-extra
tetex-extra              3.0.0-3            Incomplete
Missing file: /etc/postinstall/post-texmf.sh from package tetex-tiny
tetex-tiny               3.0.0-3            Incomplete
...
------------------------------------------

Cheers,

   Angelo

On Sun, 1 Oct 2006, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> 
> > Could this be the reason for which I obtain that
> >
> >     tetex-base               3.0.0-3            Incomplete
> >     tetex-extra              3.0.0-3            Incomplete
> >     tetex-tiny               3.0.0-3            Incomplete
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Scott Fordin | 2 Oct 04:44 2006

Re: 1.5.21: startxwin.sh works, startxwin.bat does not work

René Berber wrote:
> Scott Fordin wrote:

Thanks again for replying, René. Sorry it took me a couple of
days to get back to you. My responses are embedded below.

> OK, it seems that the startxserver is not even a valid script (I
> haven't tested, I don't have Singular, I'm saying that from the
> result you had).

Strange thing though is that it does work on another machine.

> Question: Why were you trying to start XWin with that bat file?  I
> don't know what it is for, but seems redundant.

Well, the way things install, a "Start X Server" shortcut is
installed on the desktop. It's more handy than opening a bash
shell and then running startx from there. I've tried configuring
a similar shortcut for startx, but I can't get it to work. Since
startxwin.bat fails with the same error as startxserver.bat, I
can't just use that on the desktop instead. I don't have a
standalone version of Perl installed, so I can't run the .sh
version of the script. I don't know how else to do it. I looked,
but I didn't find an answer, but do you know of a way I can pass
a shell command to bash.exe from the Windows command prompt?

>>>> I then tried the /usr/X11R6/bin/startxwin.bat script and got
>>>> the same error.
> [snip]
> 
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René Berber | 2 Oct 06:25 2006
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Re: 1.5.21: startxwin.sh works, startxwin.bat does not work

Scott Fordin wrote:
[snip]
> Strange thing though is that it does work on another machine.

Very strange, the differences you sent don't show an invalid script at all.  One of the 2 files has \r\n
endings (that's the reason for the first 2 differences) but as long as they are being executed by
command.com it doesn't matter.

[snip]
> Well, the way things install, a "Start X Server" shortcut is
> installed on the desktop. It's more handy than opening a bash
> shell and then running startx from there. I've tried configuring
> a similar shortcut for startx, but I can't get it to work.

You can create a shortcut to startx.sh and then edit its "Properties" so the target ends up like:
C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin/ bash --login -c startx 
[Ref:http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin.xfree/16545]

I use a shortcut to start X Windows only (no xterm):

C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error -dpi 100

> Since
> startxwin.bat fails with the same error as startxserver.bat, I
> can't just use that on the desktop instead. I don't have a
> standalone version of Perl installed, so I can't run the .sh
> version of the script. I don't know how else to do it. I looked,
> but I didn't find an answer, but do you know of a way I can pass
> a shell command to bash.exe from the Windows command prompt?

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Danny | 2 Oct 21:30 2006
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Re: ImageMagick 6.0.4 no longer executes with package xorg-x11-bin-dlls 6.8.99.901-1

Mark Hadfield <m.hadfield <at> niwa.co.nz> writes:
>[gibberish about finding the url]

Thank you for finding the solution to this, I too have just run into it. 
Hopefully it will be fixed in the next cop of the x11-bin-dlls.  Thanks for your
work!

-Danny.

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Ray Van Dolson | 4 Oct 01:35 2006

X Server cycling when trying to connect to gdm/dtlogin.

I'm trying to use Cygwin/X to connect to remote machines' gdm or dtlogin
session managers.

If I run:

  XWin.exe -query <hostname>

I get the session login screen, can enter in my username and password and see
the desktop clear and appear to begin loading.  Then all of the sudden the X
window quits and restarts back at the login screen again.

This happens with both Solaris 10 dtlogin sessions and RH gdm sessions.  On
RH, if I choose "failsafe" (just an xterm with no WM), the login succeeds and
I get a single xterm.

Thought maybe this was a font issue, so I used the -fp tcp/<hostname>:7100 on
the command-line (yes, also modified xfs to accept tcp connections ...) but
the same thing continues to happen.

The XWin.log file doesn't show any errors that I can use to troubleshoot this,
and I don't see anything in the logs on the remote systems either.

Any hunches as to what the problem is?

Ray

(PS: I did add -logverbose 255 as well, but got no additional information).

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Scott Fordin | 4 Oct 02:19 2006

Re: 1.5.21: startxwin.sh works, startxwin.bat does not work

René Berber wrote:
> Scott Fordin wrote: [snip]
>> Strange thing though is that it does work on another machine.
> 
> Very strange, the differences you sent don't show an invalid script
> at all.  One of the 2 files has \r\n endings (that's the reason for
> the first 2 differences) but as long as they are being executed by
> command.com it doesn't matter.

Thanks again, René. I found the solution to the startxserver.bat
problem! Using one of your clues, I discovered that the Singular
post-install script did not update my PATH correctly. I fixed the
PATH to c:\cygwin\bin and c:\cygwin\X11R6\bin, and lo, the X
startup script worked.

> You can create a shortcut to startx.sh and then edit its "Properties"
> so the target ends up like: C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin/
> bash --login -c startx 
> [Ref:http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.os.cygwin.xfree/16545]

Excellent. This is just what I was looking for.

> I use a shortcut to start X Windows only (no xterm):
> 
> C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -p /usr/X11R6/bin XWin -multiwindow -clipboard
> -silent-dup-error -dpi 100

Very nice. Thanks again René. I really appreciate your thoughtful
responses and the way you stuck with the problem.

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Ben Shafer | 4 Oct 08:11 2006
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1.5.21-1: could not open default font 'fixed' bug (Win XP x64)

After setting the installation setting:

Default Text File Type
to
DOS/text,

and installing the x server,

the server will not start, and places an error in /tmp/XWin.log, saying:

could not open default font 'fixed'

The FAQ has an attempted solution (8.4), but does not note that a third 
reason for the error is simply that Cygwin was installed with DOS/text 
files. I don't think making that selection should cause the x server to die.

For those who have already installed with DOS/text, the solution is to 
run http://www.cygwin.com/setup.exe, select Unix/binary file types on 
the third page, and set each of the following packages to Reinstall:
      xorg-x11-f100
      xorg-x11-fcyr
      xorg-x11-fenc
      xorg-x11-fnts
      xorg-x11-fscl

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Some Developer | 4 Oct 11:34 2006
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Latest 'upgrade' broke my XWin launch.

I just now upgraded to the latest version of cygwin. Now, when I run
startxwin.sh, I get the following errors:

==================================
1. _XSERVTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.X11-unix will
not be created.

The FAQ says this error is harmless and can be ignored, so I'm ignoring it.

2. Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,
removing from list!
    Fatal server error:
    could not open default font 'fixed'

I'ved followed steps under 8.4 of
http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-error-font-eof but
the problem (X not starting) does not go away.

3. A pop dialog saying
   "A fatal error has occurred and Cygwin/X will now exit. Please open
/tmp/Xwin.log for more information.
         ...
   XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -silent-dup-error "

I've tried (in vain) creating a root user from Windows followed by a
   $ mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
   $ chown -R root /tmp/.X11-unix
==================================

Can somebody please help get X up and running? Downgrading cygwin
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Gustavo Seabra | 4 Oct 15:59 2006
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ImageMagick display problem

Hi All,

I've recently installed cygwin and cygwin/x less than a week ago. All
seems to be working fine, with one exception: If I try to use
'display' from ImageMagick:

   BASH $ display foo.jpg

the shell just hangs and I have to kill it through the Windows task
manager. Nothing else (CTRL-C, CTRL-Z, ALT-F4, etc.) works. I can see
in the task manager a 'display' process, but it never actaully
displays anything.

Could anybody here give a clue? I've already looked into the archives
and googled this problem, with no success.

Thank you,

Gustavo Seabra

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Gustavo Seabra | 4 Oct 16:32 2006
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Re: ImageMagick display problem

On 10/4/06, Gustavo Seabra <gustavo.seabra <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I've recently installed cygwin and cygwin/x less than a week ago. All
> seems to be working fine, with one exception: If I try to use
> 'display' from ImageMagick:
>
>    BASH $ display foo.jpg
>
> the shell just hangs and I have to kill it through the Windows task
> manager. Nothing else (CTRL-C, CTRL-Z, ALT-F4, etc.) works. I can see
> in the task manager a 'display' process, but it never actaully
> displays anything.
>
> Could anybody here give a clue? I've already looked into the archives
> and googled this problem, with no success.
>
> Thank you,
>
>
> Gustavo Seabra
>

I apologize. I just found the solution in the archives:
http://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin-xfree/2006-07/msg00140.html

After getting the DLLs, it works fine.

Gustavo.

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