> < ^ Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:36:41 +0200 (MET DST)
> < ^ From: Dmitrii Pasechnik <d.pasechnik@twi.tudelft.nl >
< ^ Subject: Re: Installation of GAP4

Dear Forum,

On Sun, 29 Aug 1999, Drew Krause wrote:
>> Are you using the native M$-shell to run GAP?
>> If yes, you can try getting a saner shell.
>> For instance, install Cygwin
>> (see http://sourceware.cygnus.com/cygwin)
>> This is not so hard, not much harder than installing GAP.
>> (and it uses less disk space than full distribution of GAP, as well :-))
>I would like to hear more about this .... would this allow me to run the
>unix GAP distribution in Win98, for instance, and use the Meataxe module (my
>primary concern)?
I presume, yes; although your mileage may vary.
(I suppose it might well fail to work out of the box, but still
it should doable. I don't know if for instance GAP installation
has a special target for installing GAP on Cygwin, or
rather they are left to figure this out themselves (generic Unix, or Linux,
target, would hopefully work)
As well, I don't know how easy would it be to install Meataxe on
a Cygwin box. (probably easy...)

Please feel free to try this, and report the experience.

Unfortunately I don't have the time for trying this myself right now.
(nor I have an access to Win98 (only to a WinNT).)

But I would be happy to try to answer Cygwin-specific questions, should
any arise.


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