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Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink

On Jul  1 21:14, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> >> The change itself breaks a few cases that maybe aren't supported,
> >> but nevertheless worked for quite some time.
> >
> > What cases?
> I have abandoned this directory layout some time ago, but I was doing
> things like
> â/mirror/cygwin/
> â/mirror/cygport/
> â/local/patch/
> â/local/packages/
> with normally a single setup.ini in each subtree (sometimes a few levels
> down) and it would integrate all the setup.ini it found depending on
> where I'd start setup.exe or what I told it was the local directory.
> I'm still using a similar layout for keeping track of the mirrors and my
> local packages, but I copy the package files and re-write setup.ini to
> reference them in a single tree somewhere else.

That should still work if you move the setup.ini files in a x86 or
x86_64 subdir.

Having said that, I could also change setup so that any setup.ini file
which is not under a $target subdir is still recognized, but only when
trying to install a 32 bit Cygwin.  This should make the code backward
compatible with existing layouts.

What do you think?  Does that make sense?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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