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[aprssig] Xastir install issues

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Wed Nov 30 00:21:23 UTC 2005


Bill,
  See below:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Bill Vodall WA7NWP
>Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 17:30
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir install issues
>


>Sigh...
>
>
>Dave Baxter wrote:
>>  
>> But why the need to download the entire source of Xastir,
>
>There isn't a need.
>
>As Wes said:
>---
>Try this page....  It's a real easy way to do what you need 
>under  windows.
>
>http://www.lintronix.com/winxastir/  nearly click click click done....
>
>Wes
>---

>I think I had it down to 7 "clicks" to install a running if somewhat 
>minimal version of Xastir with Cygwin.  The net install is 
>slow but from 
>CD it was about 15 minutes total.  No source or development 
>environment 
>needed.

I went to the lintronix site and looked at the instructions.  
Also looked at http://www.lintronix.com/winxastir/Readme1st.txt
And found the following:

==================================
- WinXastir -- Xastir on Windows -
==================================
- last updated 23-May-2004 09:29 -
==================================

WinXastir is a packaged CDROM, available from Lintronix, to
provide an easier and quicker method for installing both Cygwin
and Xastir on a Windows computer system.

Note there are no guarantees this will work.  This software
depends on a large number of libraries and operating system
dependencies.  I and many other Xastir users test and use
it daily.  However, every computer and every installation
is unique and may not run Xastir.   The WinXastir disk was
developed to simplify the downloading, installation and 
execution of programs and resources freely available on
the Internet.  There is no warrantee that it will run or perform
any specific function on any computer.   The Xastir mailing
list is the preferred source for Xastir and Cygwin installation
issues.  For questions or suggestions specific to the WinXastir
CD - please Email to winxastir at lintronix.com.


The readme1st information is enlightening and re-inforces what many (but
certainly not all) users have reported. I guess you "Takes your chances".
No thanks,

Bill KC9XG

>Bill - WA7NWP
>
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