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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Getting Started - environment
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 02:30:22 GMT
I have not yet got to the point of running ant - I'm still hoping to not
need to build from source to do a basic demo. I was just doing a cd to
the hello directory, but trouble there seems to indicate trouble to come.

I'll try the soft-link approach.

Thanks,

Patricia

On 1/5/2015 6:22 PM, Greg Trasuk wrote:
> Does it make a difference if you run ant in the Windows command shell
> rather than Cygwin?
>
> I’ve been on OSX mostly for a while, which is basically Unix.  In the
> past I certainly compiled River under Cygwin, but normally I use a
> folder in cygwin’s ‘/home/<insert-user-name-here>’ folder.  What I do
> is soft-link a folder called ‘/home/trasukg/MyDocs’ to
> ‘/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/<insert-user-name-here>’ (paths
> will vary, of course - alter to suit your own install).  That way the
> cygwin bash shell doesn’t see any spaces in its path.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Greg Trasuk.
>
> On Jan 5, 2015, at 7:37 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>
>> The Getting Started page does not say what sorts of environments
>> work. I started using cygwin on a Windows 8.1 machine with
>> RIVER_HOME='/cygdrive/c/Documents and
>> Settings/Patricia/Downloads/River'
>>
>> That does not seem to be working well, because of the embedded
>> space.
>>
>> Do we need to require a directory without spaces in its full path?
>>
>> Patricia
>

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