[GAP Forum] XGAP and cygwin
josef.lauri at um.edu.mt
Tue Sep 23 12:30:25 BST 2008
Thanks Alexander. I tried it and it works. But now I have decided to
install Linux (kubuntu) and only use windows if I really need it under a
virtual machine. Everything is now working much better for me. But for
anyone who needs to remain with windows and run GAP I can recommend
cygwin. Even though you do get a message like "unix binaries not
installed" or "some functions which need Unix will not run", like those
parts of GRAPE which use nauty, they actually do run!
Alexander Konovalov wrote:
> Dear Josef, dear GAP Forum,
> The question below seems still unanswered in the Forum, and I think
> posting an answer here may be useful for the Forum community even
> if Josef (I hope!) already solved this problem.
> Before starting xgap, first you need to build its binaries. Start
> Cygwin shell, go to the gap4r4/pkg/xgap directory of your GAP
> installation, and enter the following commands:
> Then you need to start XGAP in X Windows, what you should be able
> to do in a fairly complete Cygwin installation. Launch XTerm (it
> may require starting X-Server separately first, or X-Server may
> be started automatically when you call XTerm, dependently on the
> particular setup), and then run gap4r4/pkg/xgap/bin/xgap.sh to
> start XGAP.
> Best wishes,
> On 17 Apr 2008, at 13:22, Josef Lauri wrote:
>> I have installed gap under cygwin (running windows vista).
>> Installation and
>> compilation ran well and functions which could not run under my previous
>> windows installation of gap are now running fine. But I am having
>> with xgap. When I call RequirePackage("xgap"); gap returns with the
>> I would appreciate any tips.
>> Thank you.
>> Josef Lauri
>> University of Malta
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