Newbie - ? get IDLE going on cygwin

David J. Braden dbraden at invalid.add
Fri Sep 15 00:28:32 CEST 2006

Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * David J. Braden (2006-09-14 04:58 +0100)
>> Jason Tishler wrote:
>>> Dave,
>>> On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 03:33:01PM +0000, David J. Braden wrote:
>>>> I can now confirm that, yes, IDLE pops up w/o menus under cygwin.
>>> You should be able to workaround this problem by executing idle with the
>>> "-n" option:
>>>     $ idle -n
>> Worked great. This "exercise" has also raised my comfort level with the 
>> whole endeavor. To get rebaseall going, I was told to install the 
>> *entire* cygwin package.
> Sorry, but that's nonsense. The only things you need for rebase are
> rebase and ash. You shouldn't install everything if you plan to use
> just a fraction...

Thorsten - I agree with the last sentense, but I'm working totally in 
the dark here; having *just* ash and rebaseall didn't do the trick on 
the default setup I got with cygwin (it was unable to run - I forget the 
err msg. Perhaps the default setup is mirror-specific? Dunno. In any 
case, once I installed all, I /could/ use your initial suggestion, which 
has worked out great. Many thanks!


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