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Re: Problem GNU Octave and Cygwin running simultaneously

From: pkienzle
Subject: Re: Problem GNU Octave and Cygwin running simultaneously
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 22:05:20 -0000

On 18 Nov 2003 at 18:04, Ashman,Tim [PYR] wrote:

> I recently forwarded the question below to Cygwin. They replied 
> saying it was likely a problem with the Octave installation and the 
> cygwin1.dll file should not have been installed. If you could help, 
> that would be appreciated. Thank you.
> ----------------- 
> I am experiencing trouble having both Cgywin and Gnu Octave 2.1.36 
> installed on my Windows 2000 machine. 

Why not Octave 2.1.50?

> Gnu Octave 2.1.36 is a package downloaded from that 
> incorporates Octave, Gnuplot, and Cygwin, to the best of my 
> knowledge. I originally had it installed alone. Yesterday, I 
> installed Cygwin in order to run some bash scripts and crontab tasks. 
> Following this, Octave would not operate, so I re-installed Octave. 
> Now, when working in Cygwin, I am having troubles. First of all the 
> root has changed to the Gnuplot root. The two also seem to be 
> interfering with each other. This error output has appeared: You have 
> multiple copies of cygwin1.dll on your system.
> Has anyone had a similar problem? Can I continue working with both 
> programs installed? How can I assure they won't interfere, and can I 
> have a separate root for each program?

They shouldn't interfere because the version of
cygwin uses different registry keys.  It co-exists with cygwin
happily on my machine and many others.

Paul Kienzle

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