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Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 13:45:43 +0200
- Subject: Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink
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On Jul 2 11:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.
Additional advantage for installing from local dir: We can restrict
the recursive search for the ini file to one level, instead of two.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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