Bash 98

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Newbie bash! I have downloaded Bash (zip) file and want to install it, to run on Windows 98-NT-2000

When I go to DOS shell, change to directory extracted to and run "make install" it reports it cant open makefile.

Could anyone tell me what I need to do to configure and run Bash on these Windows OS's i.e. 98-NT-2000?

admoller
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ahoffmannConnect With a Mentor Commented:
.. compile it:

   ./configure   # I'm pretty shure this fails on your system
   make
   make test
   make install
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ahoffmannCommented:
don't know which programming environment/tools (make, cc, etc.) you use on W98, but try to rename Makefile to makefile
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ct.smithCommented:
Bash works quite nicely under the Cygwin environment on windows (also good for other nix ports, like XEmacs).

www.cygwin.com
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admollerAuthor Commented:
Gidday
Listen I'm a total moron, believe me! The file I have is bash-2.05a.tar Can anyone step me through setting it up on Windows2K and executing a script such as "Hello World"
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ahoffmannCommented:
if you downloaded a .tar file, it's most likely a file containing either a UNIX bash executable (which is useless for Windoze), or it is the complete source tree of bash to be compiled.
As you identify yourself as "maron", I suggest that you get a ready to use etup program (.zip or .exe) for bash. Otherwhise this becomes a book-size thread.
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admollerAuthor Commented:
Maybe not a "total" moron, I have used winzip to extract it all and as mentioned it looks like "the complete source tree of bash to be compiled"

So whats next?

admoller
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admollerAuthor Commented:
I'll give it a go tomorrow at work. I had renamed the makefile but forgot where I had got the command from and what it was.

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