My apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. I have at least tried to search the mailing list.
I went to install the msys following the instructions at http://www.mingw.org/wiki/msys . This seemed to go fine, but when I first go to run msys, it keeps opening rxvt windows until I kill it, or it dies on its own after opening more than 100. I tried looking in msys.bat for an infinite loop condition, but as far as I can see it should be exiting after opening rxvt (my knowledge of bat scripting is minimal.)
The only thing I've done differently from the install instructions is that I'm trying to use a MinGW install from c:/qt/2009.01/mingw by putting that in msys/etc/fstab.
I'm running Vista, and have a cygwin install on this system. Is there something obvious I am missing?