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RE: Octave problem

From: Andy Adler
Subject: RE: Octave problem
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 23:18:23 -0500 (EST)


It looks like your cygwin mounts are mixed up.
You can use "mount" to view your settings.

They should look something like:
$ mount
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
C:\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type user (binmode,noumount)

To fix the mounts, use regedit to modify this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2

Also, you can get an octave version that doesn't
mess with cygwin settings from here

I'm copying this to the mailing list, in case others
are interested


On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Miguel Curi wrote:

> I installed Octave 2.1.36 (i686-pc-cygwin) from a windows installer.
> My installation of cygwin was working perfectly until I installed Octave.. I
> need to get it back working so please help me figure out what this problem
> is.
> I open cygwin as I usually do and instead of starting at my user directory
> (/home/username/) .. it starts at the root (/) ..
> Only when I try to do cd to home or ls now I get this:
> address@hidden /
> $ cd /home
> bash: cd: /home: No such file or directory
> address@hidden /
> $ ls
> D:\Octave\bin\ls.exe: *** MapViewOfFileEx 'shared'(0x610A60E8), Win32 error
> 6.  Terminating.
> D:\Octave\bin\ls.exe: *** MapViewOfFileEx 'shared'(0x610A60E8), Win32 error
> 6.  Terminating.
> What did octave do to my settings ? I still see the user and machine name as
> I am logged in address@hidden .. but it's not going to /home/joe/ as 
> specified in
> my .bash_profile :
> HOME=/home/joe
> USER=joe
> export HOME USER
> why is it trying to run D:\Octave\bin\ls.exe instead of D:\cygwin\bin\ls.exe
> .. I even placed :
> PATH=/bin:$PATH
> export PATH
> in my .bash_profile to default to the bin directory first. But that doesn't
> work either.. it's like it's not even reading my .bash_profile.
> I don't know why Octave changed my cygwin settings.
> I would appreciate any help.
> Thanks.
> Miguel.

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