thanks for the info, learning new things every day. && a few emails back and now (). I did know what "current working directory" means but thanks for clarifying. I got it all figured out now, and the bat menu runs beautifully. Glad I caught you on a friendly day :-)
From: Kees Bakker <kees.bakker@...>
Cc: Aaron R. Short <fuzzyfonzy@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:37:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Gramps-devel] ./autogen.sh
You need to know what "current working directory" means. This is
(more or less) universal on all systems today. (Windows may screw
it up, but hey, some people persist in using it.)
If you start a command such as:
it does not mean that it will "change directory" to some other
directory and then execute the command.
If you want to execute Gramps' autogen.sh your "current working
directory" must the toplevel directory of Gramps. That's why lcc@...
suggested you do:
(cd c:/projects/gramps/gramps-3.1.1 && ./autogen.sh)
Using the parentheses is to bring you back to the directory from where you
started this command. The && is used so that the CD is evaluated first before
executing ./autogen.sh, otherwise it may execute it in your current working
BTW. You caught me on a friendly day. Normally I don't care about Windows users.
On Friday 17 April 2009, Aaron R. Short wrote:
> I tried both
> sh c:/projects/gramps/gramps-3.1.1/autogen.sh
> sh /cygdrive/c/projects/gramps/gramps-3.1.1/autogen.shbut I get:
> There is something wrong with your source tree.
> You are missing gramps-autogen.sh
> I think this means it's running but I'm guessing this error is because I'm in the wrong working dir. ideas?
> From: Jérôme <romjerome@...>
> To: Aaron R. Short <fuzzyfonzy@...>
> Cc: gramps devel <gramps-devel@...>
> Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 10:09:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [Gramps-devel] ./autogen.sh
> Is there a shell (or bash) under cygwin ?
> /bin/sh or /bin/bash
> If so, maybe you could try :
> sh your_path/autogen.sh
> Hope this could help !
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