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CygWin Apps

Post by mily »

Why ReactOS doesn't run CygWin Apps?

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Post by Dr. Fred »

Because it is not done yet. ReactOs is aming to become 100% Windows compatible but it is far from beeing.
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Post by mily »

Yeah, but what else is needed to run cygwin on ReactOS?
What important doesn't ReactOS have?

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What's needed for cygwin and how you can help

Post by arty »

cygwin exercises a big lot of the win32 api and has a lot of 'personality' switches internally that turn on use of various options. ReactOS detects as 2000 last i checked, so its coverage is fairly wide. Any specific problem with something it touches can make it fail, and since cygwin has an identical startup for every app, if cygwin1.dll can't start then everything fails.

How you can help:

- Get the cygwin source and follow the instructions on the sourceware site to compile cygwin1.dll
- Instrument cygwin1.dll with calls to DbgPrint or modify the internal debug macros to do it (I can give a patch for this)
- Test some apps and report debug output.
- Take patches from developers against the reactos sources and try them
- Be relentless and champion cygwin compatibility. Let us know when something we do regresses cygwin support (even if it's not complete yet).

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Re: CygWin Apps

Post by rowa »

mily wrote:Why ReactOS doesn't run CygWin Apps?
I think cygwin need a NTFS partition at least for the home directory. VFAT doesn't work. You can convert it:

convert C: /FS:NTFS

But at the moment ReactOS is not able to support NTFS.
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Post by GreatLord »

ReactOS does not support NTFS

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Post by oiaohm »

Cygwin does not require NTFS rowa you are thinking SFU.

It has to be other API problems. Cygwin runs on Win9x and VFAT Windows XP systems.

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Post by MadWolf »


a bit off topic but is there any good guides for getting Cygwin setup and for general use

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