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Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink

On Jul  2 11:28, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.

Easier said than done.  If I change the code to ignore the subdir name
on 32 bit installs, then it will pick up 64 bit setup.ini files, too.

Bad, bad, bad.

Given that, I really think the best way to handle this is to use
different ini file names:

  setup-x86.ini     -> 32 bit
  setup-x86_64.ini  -> 64 bit
  setup.ini         -> allow with 32 bit install for backward compat.


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

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