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RE: Installing Octave for Windows95

From: Billinghurst, David (RTD)
Subject: RE: Installing Octave for Windows95
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 22:37:23 -0000

Alternatively, edit the octave binary and replace the string cygwinb19.dll
with cygwin1.dll\0\0, where the nulls are required to pad out the string to
the correct length.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rolf Fabian [SMTP:address@hidden
> Sent: Monday 17 May 1999 20:29
> To:   'address@hidden'
> Cc:   'address@hidden'
> Subject:      Re: Installing Octave for Windows95
> Hi,
> "John Fletcher" <address@hidden>
> if I understood your problem correctly, you ask
> >> whether it's possible to run the 
> >> 'latest' binary WIN95 octave-version 2.0.13
> >> found at  ../octave/download/binary distributions (or similar)
> >> which is actually precompiled for cygwin32 B19 (!old!) environment
> >> using the most recent updated     cygwin32 B20.1 environment ??
> without a recompilation of octave ?
> A couple of weeks ago, I had the same problem and I found
> two *extremely low cost*  possibilites to manage it, 
> i.e. you actually 
>       * don't have to recompile octave
>       * don't have to run both cygwin environments if you
>         have software installed , which relies on new B20.1 
> Reason:
>       octave 2.0.13 requests from the cygwin32 environment
>       ( besides less-pager )
>       only the 'cygwin19.dll' library  located at e.g.  
>       C:\Cygnus\cygwin-B19\H-i386-cygwin32\bin        (B19)
>       Along with the latest version, the analogous dll has 
>       got a new name 'cygwin1.dll' and may be found in
>       C:\Cygnus\cygwin-B20\H-i586-cygwin32\bin        (B20)
> You have two possibilites
> 1) simply CLONE the new B20-library and rename it to the old B19-name,
>    by 'copy cygwin1.dll cygwin19.dll'.
>    As far as  'win95 precompiled octave-2.0.13' is concerned,
> 2) if you have already B19 installed and you decided to update to B20
>    just keep a copy of B19 'cygwin19.dll' before deleting B19,
>    and install it in new B20-bin besides the new library file
> 'cygwin1.dll'.
>    Because there are no name collisions, this works OK as well.
> Dr. Rolf Fabian
> Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality Dep.
> Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus / FRG

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