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[aprssig] Xastir install issues

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Tue Nov 29 15:04:08 UTC 2005

In that case, it DOES NOT RUN ON WINDOWS!  (Sorry to shout)   It runs on
a unix/linux emulator, that if you actualy read my posts, I cant (for
whatever reason) install either, as the installer fails part way

When that happens, Win2k is so unstable, I ended up using the full
system backup I made imediatly before statrting the whole fiasco.  I
will not be attempting to put cygwin on this XP machine, as it's not
mine, though I have control of it.

Therefore, Xastir should not have any reference to Windows on the
project information page...

If others had better luck getting Cygwin running well done, and good
luck.  But it's not the same thing as a genuine Windows application.

If Linux is so good and easy to get, install, etc, why is there such a
thing as Cygwin anyway?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Jason Winningham
> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:52 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir install issues
> On Nov 29, 2005, at 8:40 AM, Dave Baxter wrote:
> > So where's the usable binary for Windows, in zip form?
> There is no exe or zip for windows.  xastir is a unix 
> program, and needs cygwin to provide the unix interface in 
> order to run under windows.
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/xastir/xastir/README.win32? 
> &view=auto
> Found by going to the xastir home page, clicking on 
> documentation, clicking on README.win32
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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