Posted on 2009-05-18
I'm having trouble portabilizing this application. I have taken steps to install many of the x11 and net packages using the setup.exe file from x.cygwin.com. I am under the impression that one only needs to copy the files to a thumb drive and then simply run the cygwin.bat from there.
I decided to install to the thumb drive instead via the setup.exe using the path t:\ptapps\cygwin because I ran into problems without doing that. So now when I click cygwin.bat, I get the correct prompt in nice colorized text with my machine name in it.
If I take the thumb drive to another machine and keep the same path t:\ptapps\cygwin, I still have problems and get the message "could not create /tmp" and the prompt is bash-3.2$ without the machine name. There are no permissions issues that I could see that would be preventing that.
I thought all the setup did was extract the files to a folder. If that is correct, then why can I not get a colorized text window with the same type of prompt that I received on the PC used to download it?