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Re: Problems compiling trivial C program.
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Brian Keener <bkeener at thesoftwaresource dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 17:36:27 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Problems compiling trivial C program.
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Brian Keener wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
> > (no)winsymlinks - if set, Cygwin creates symlinks as Windows shortcuts with
> > a special header and the R/O attribute set. If not set, Cygwin creates
> > symlinks as plain files with a magic number, a path and the system attribute
> > set. Defaults to set.
> I've read the CYGWIN environment settings before but sure don't remember seeing
> this one. Learned something new. ;-) Now what happens if we change this in mid
> stream - also see below.
The usual answer: try and see.
> > NB: setup creates the magic-number/system-attribute always.
> Three questions here -
> 1) call me stupid - what is NB.
"Nota Bene" - "important note" (Latin). [Er, should I really call you
> 2) Is this correct for setup - I see this default on a new install but
> shouldn't it handle based on CYGWIN environment if updating .... But .... then
> what happens if I change the setting - see question above and Question 3.
Yes it is. Setup has built-in code that creates symlinks, which doesn't
depend on the CYGWIN variable. Besides, CYGWIN may not be set globally.
> 3) Can both methods work simultaneously. If setup does it one way and CYGWIN
> Environment default is the other - will I have broken symlinks.
You shouldn't. They usually coexist peacefully. Unless Windows (or a
Windows administrator with restless fingers) starts going around changing
Hope this helps,
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