install impossible!

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at
Fri Apr 16 00:27:29 CEST 2004

On Thursday 15 April 2004 19:52, Harold Marshall wrote:
> ----- 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
> > > installer 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
> > mirror (, now we have switched over to,
> > which goes 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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>     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... 

Is it true, that this the first mail from you ?  There are many peoples who 
got qualified answers, if they were asking earlier and are providing the 
requested informations. 


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