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From: t s <>
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Subject: problems with cygwin/x
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:19:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <COL125-W48440BEBC3AA1BB91B1600CDAD0@phx.gbl> (raw)

> On 04/10/2014 18:16, t s wrote:
>> first of all, regarding the Cygwin setup program; the options are
>> install / re-install / un-install / default
>> is it correct that to install only the latest updates, I would choose
>> the option 'default' ?
> I'm not sure what text you are looking at.
> The options for an individual package which is already installed are 
> 'reinstall', 'uninstall', 'keep' and specific versions other than the 
> currently installed one (if any).
> I can't see "default" anywhere.
> If you mean the default version, then yes, when "curr" is selected at 
> the top, all packages which have updates, will be updated.

 The current version of the setup program, 2.850 (64 bit), on the "select packages" screen, features a "default" option.

 Please see;

 The four options are; Install; Reinstall; Uninstall; Default

 I just want to be sure; to install only the latest updates, I would choose 'Default' ?

>> next question : if I delete the start menu option "Cygwin/x" and run
>> the setup program for option "default", it doesn't re-create the
>> start menu option "Cygwin/x"
>> is this 'feature' acknowledged, and is it being addressed?
> The start menu link for for the X server is owned by the package xinit. 
> If you reinstall that package, it should be recreated.

 That's the answer I was looking for. Thank you.

 I have a further question. Choosing menu item "Cygwin-X / X Win Server" boots X windows. If you right click on the 'X' icon in the lower right side of the screen, it features applications xterm / emacs / notepad / xload.

 Is it possible to tailor the list of applications referenced above? to include say xclock, xeyes

And yet another question; I note the presence of a number of files in \usr\bin which start with 'gnome'. Does Cygwin/x feature gnome or kde as user interfaces? or does it only allow compilation of apps which use features of those interfaces?  		 	   		  
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