Re: Cygwin alongside WSL
- Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 23:38:13 +0100
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo@xxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Cygwin alongside WSL
Am 02.11.2017 um 04:19 schrieb Brian Inglis:
Both features, finding the default user and starting a login shell,
would depend on improved wslbridge support.
About "-", I've submitted an issue:
On 2017-10-31 12:11, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 27.10.2017 um 00:10 schrieb Thomas Wolff:
Am 26.10.2017 um 18:13 schrieb Brian Inglis:
On 2017-10-25 15:18, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 25.10.2017 um 20:30 schrieb Brian Inglis:
On 2017-10-25 11:27, Brian Inglis wrote:
On 2017-10-25 00:29, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 25.10.2017 um 00:19 schrieb Angelo Graziosi:
Thomas Wolff wrote:
Mintty 2.8.0 simplifies WSL integration a lot.
In Cygwin, you can simply start e.g. mintty --WSL=Ubuntu (add
-~ to start in
the WSL home).
Does it mean that 2.8.0 does not need wslbridge [*] any more?
No, sorry, I forgot to mention that wslbridge would have to be
in /bin to make this work.
As it is not a Cygwin package, I have installed wslbridge in
which is in the system Path in Windows format, so also in the
Cygwin path in
Unix format - will this work?
Would a symlink, winsymlink, or .lnk as /bin/wslbridge to
Why don't you just try it? Both wslbridge and wslbridge-backend must
/bin, hard links will work of course.
It looks like without the Fall Update --WSL= does not work with either
no/default distribution found, and the same result with a variety of
It would be nice if --WSL did the right thing for legacy installs also.
Yes, I am aware of this gap, see
This should be working now with mintty 2.8.1. Please try.
This is now working nicely with --WSL and symlinks from
/usr/local/bin/wslbridge* to /usr/bin/.
Using mintty makes cross-checking Cygwin vs Linux operation very pleasant.
[Nitpick: with --WSL, argument "-" does not find DefaultUserName in
BasePath/rootfs/etc/passwd and launch the default shell as the login shell:
/bin/wslbridge: Exit 1.
error: could not exec '-': No such file or directory]
Thanks for flattering me :) Sounds good after all the people asking for
ever more features, silly ones as well as good ones.
Actually, after the WSL and Virtual Tabs endeavours, release frequency
should become lower now.
I'd still like to bundle the package with a number of themes and perhaps
bell sounds, to populate the config directory not only with localization
files. I've so far hesitated because I don't want to get involved in
copyright discussions. Any idea or opinion?
Thanks for all your efforts since you adopted this package, in updating it to
modern standards, all the Unicode, vtterm, and xterm support you have added, all
the new features and improvements in every release, adaptation for WSL, all the
fixes you constantly make, and your frequent releases.
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