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allright well ive come to grips with the fact that my computer wont run any linux systems, which is another quest for another time but for right now im trying to run a program called cygwin on windows so i can use some linux programs, problem is i cant figure out how to use it to compile/open a program, as of right now its in C:\program files\dragonheart\circle-3.1\circle3.1.tar.gz i know this doesnt work in linux, but i dunno what to do. Can someone help me?
yea im asking what they are, im utterly lost with it, and thats somethin im not used to feeling when it comes to computers
i also have no idea why but everytime i click on unix for install it locks up while parsing setup.bz2 but when i do it under dos it works fine, and most posts ive seen so far say many problems arise when they do it with dos, any ideas on how to fix this?
I don't if I'm understanding what you're asking, but to compile the software cd to the directory it's in and type:
tar -zxvf circle3.1.tar.gz
cd to the new directory it makes and run:
It should install to somewhere like /bin. You can type whereis or which and the name to try and find out where it went, or you can read the readme or install file and it'll tell you. Then just give the full path of the command and it should run...
Is this what you wanted to know, or did I misunderstand?
yea thats for the most part what i wanted to know, but i also need to know how to cd to the directory. I cant figure out how to since its under windows, i tried cd /c/programfiles/dragonheart/circle-3.1 but it says its not there
Oh, just remembered, Cygwin won't let you access anything outside of it's virtual filesystem (or whatever it's called) unless maybe you mount it, but there's an easier way. In Windows Explorer just copy the file to somewhere inside the Cygwin directory, like /home/username.
Time Out! Reset everything!
Before we even try to help you do this, we need to make sure your cygwin is installed properly, and that you understand what it is. I love using cygwin on my XP machine, but you must first install the X-windows package for cygwin before you can treat this like an actual linux installation.
1) Where is cywin installed on your computer?
2) Have you installed the X-win package with the cygwin installer?
After you answer these, I can help you try to get ready to install programs. Although, personally I don't really compile anything on cygwin, I just use it as a means to access computers running Linux, but most of this stuff is doable. Keep in mind, that cygwin is a bit limited, and you will not be able to compile just any program available on Linux.
allright well i had a problem and had to deeat it and try and reinstall and began haveing problems i had with installing it the first time, it locks up like 99% of the time right after selecting what i want from setup, but anyways i made sure to click install on xfree and it was all going to C:\cygwin