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Old 09-02-2009
Cygwin X11 Packages

I see that I need these packages..


but in Cygwin 2.573 I do not see any of these under X11. Could someone tell me, do I have a wrong version of Cygwin or what?

The xorg-server, xinit and xorg-docs are the only packages I see that may be relevant, but not sure. I'm trying to get a seamless Unix feel but I realize the X11 packages are really needed for that. Please help.

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Could someone point me in the right direction please? Are the xorg-server, xinit and xorg-docs the packages that I need? Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2009
CygWin runs on a Windows workstation, the xorg-* packages would go on a Linux workstation, which are you trying to X display your application to?.
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Old 09-02-2009
For windows. There are some commands that are not working such as sudo, clear and root. I read that in order to get everything working correct you need the xorg-x11 packages, none of which is listed shown on the Cygwin setup packages list.
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Old 09-03-2009
Sounds like you really need a *nix installation, if it has to run on your Windows desktop then what about running OpenSolaris or Linux in VirtualBox or if not then how about Multi-Booting?
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Old 09-03-2009

I think I'm making this more complicated than it should be. I actually have Ubuntu 9.04 installed in my XP partition, on a Mac. I dont mind logging into Ubuntu to do my bash stuff but i'm primarily working in Windows. What I want out of Cygwin is the whole shebang from Ubuntu's terminal. Below is the packages I installed and now I got Cygwin/x and the rxvt native version but still no luck on having the full functionality of a linux terminal. Cygwin/x is actually pretty ugly looking too, is there a script package in there where it will add a gui for the background and fonts?

I'm downloading opensolaris and will try it out to see what it can do. Suck's that Cygwin can't do apt get, and other stuff.

Archive : p7zip, unzip, zip,

Base : all packages,

Database : gdbm, libdb4.1, libdb4.2, libdb4.3, libgdbm, libgdbm-devel, libgdbm3, libgdbm4,

Devel : gcc-core, gcc-g++, gcc, make, ruby, subversion, git, git-completion, libiconv, mingw-runtime,
w32api, expat, libncurses-devel, pcre, readline, curl-devel, gcc-g77, gcc-mingw, libfreetype2-devel,

Doc: libexpat0, man, pcre-doc,

Editors : VI, nano, mc,

Graphics : imlib, gv

Libs : libiconv, libiconv2, libintl, libintl1, libintl2, freetype2, libecpg5, libfontconfig1, libfreetype6, libgdbm, libgettextpo0, libncurses-devel, libncurses7, libpgtypes2, libreadline5, openssl097, sunrpc,

Mail : getmail, fetchmail,

Mingw : mingw-bzip2, mingw-libbz2_1, mingw-zlib,

Math : xcalc,

Net : openssh, ncftp, inetutils,

Perl : perl-libwin32, perl,

Shells : bash completion, zsh, rxvt, tcsh,

Utils : bc, pal, time,

Web : wget,

X11-obsolete : xorg-server, xinit, xorg-docs, xorg-x11-xwin, xorg-x11-libs-data, xorg-x11-etc, xorg-x11-fnts,
xorg-x11-fenc, xorg-x11-bin-lndir, xorg-x11-bin-dlls, xterm, xfig, xwinwm, xerces c, xorg man pages
xfree86 (base, bin, etc, fenc, fnts, lib, lib-compat, man, prog, prt, startup-scripts, xserv) X-startup scripts

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