Ahh glorious, thanks. Just didn't realize that (as usual) vista was the key to the problem.

Chris

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM, John Brown <johnbrown105@hotmail.com> wrote:

Chris Best wrote:


>
> 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.)
>

Just Google  'msys vista' without quotes.  You should see a short post
about an updated MSYS for Vista, and a longer one with a detailed
procedure for installing MSYS on Vista.

Regards,
Alias John Brown.

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