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Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:37:01 +0200
- Subject: Re: x86/ -> ./ symlink
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On Jul 2 21:52, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> >> 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.
> I'm usually for backwards compatibility, however in this case the
> current behaviour is largely undocumented and somewhat surprising, so
> lets drop the cruft and clearly specify which directory layouts are
> expected and supported.
> > 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.
> Yes, that looks nicer to me. Yet another option is to stick with
> setup.ini and merge the information into a single file with [x86] and
> [x86_64] install sections.
Uh, oh. If you have two different HEAD versions on 32 and 64 bit, how
do you express this? This complicates the setup.ini handling a lot.
Personally I'm glad if I don't have to dig too deeply in the weird setup
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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