install impossible!

Henri Girard girardhenri at
Thu Apr 15 20:43:32 CEST 2004

Funny message :)
My problem is I can't install linux any more ! lol
So as I did install many times years ago without any real problem i thaught
it was working that way ...
What is the problem with the download ?
Many times if i try a complet setup (install options) the download is not
complete depending on the server !
Today with kde-cygwin setup it was complete (that's what i got as a final
message but many things weren't install ...
xfree wasn't and probably kde neither... i did the setup "default"
Well maybe i try again one o these days...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold Marshall" <haroldmarshall at>
To: <kde-cygwin at>
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: install impossible!

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ralf Habacker
> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 08:37:33 +0200
> To: For developers interested in porting KDE to Windows using Cygwin
> Subject: Re: install impossible!
> > On Wednesday 14 April 2004 04:32, Robin Fairey wrote:
> > > I'm attempting to install KDE for my copy of cygwin - the windows
> > > is not available, the cygwin netinstaller fails half way through
> > downloading,
> >
> > If the download breaks while downloading a kde or qt package, this
should be
> > fixed now. There was a performance problem with the used sourceforge
> > (, now we have switched over to, which
> > much faster.
> >
> > > and the first wget in the manual unpack instrucions gets a
> > > refusal of connection.
> >
> > We can't help you, if you don't provide more informations.
> >
> > > I am running winXP, and cygwin on its own works just fine.
> > >
> > > How can I proceed!??!
> >
> > Ralf
> > _______________________________________________
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> > kde-cygwin at
> >
>     You know, I'm no longer able to resist commenting...For the last
couple of months I've been following this list, hoping to learn from the
example of others, because I frankly have little experience with cygwin, and
none with KDE. I originally installed cygwin alone, then became intrigued
with the IDEA of KDE-cygwin, and attempted a fuller install from your site.
The KDE portion has never worked and my problems have mirrored those of
other writers making inquiries to the list. I have tried reinstalling
numerous times, as well as attempting some of the "fixes" you have suggested
to others. Each attempt has led to frustrating failure. But now I think I've
come up with a solution.
>     The idea that I have just begun to grasp is this: KDE-cygwin is just a
poor attempt to emulate Linux in the Windows environment, so why not just
install Linux? Of course, for the time being it will have to be dual-boot,
but at least I'll actually have access to some of the things I want to work
with. I know that no one charged me for KDE-cygwin's use, so in that sense I
got my money's worth. What I can't afford is all the time I've spent
"beating a dead horse".
>     One last thing, Ralf. You need to work on your technique of "support".
As a former tech support person myself, I know that it doesn't help to begin
the conversation with, "What did you do to cause this problem?" Relax and
listen, don't be defensive, and maybe you'll get a sense of what is wrong.
Well, it's been an experience...
Harold Marshall
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