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Re: [h-e-w] Re: Another problem with MinGW shell in Emacs: directory tra

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Re: Another problem with MinGW shell in Emacs: directory tracking
Date: 17 Oct 2003 16:12:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Bill Pringlemeir <address@hidden> writes:

> As Cygwin requires a DLL (and an extra software layer), there are the
> typical DLL clashes.  For instance if you use the vxWorks development
> tools for cross compiling on Window, they use Cygwin underneath.
> Installing a newer Cygwin version can screw up the vxWorks/Tornado
> install.  If you have other commercial software that comes with a
> cygwin DLL, the same thing can happen.

This is because Cygwin uses the Windows registry to store
configuration, and there's only one copy per user. If there were one
copy per process, it would not be a problem. Cygwin should dump the
registry and use environment variables. This is supposed to be Unix,
isn't it?

Sometimes you can get by with managing PATH carefully, but more often
you need to keep editing the registry to maintain two versions of

> The MSys is a bash like shell.  I have never tried to get it to work
> under Emacs... I don't think that is what Kai is doing?

It does work under Emacs; I've used it to compile Maxima (another
project opposed to Cygwin).

-- Stephe

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