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Re: [APPS] ping python maintainer (and others) - Launching cygwin apps from cmd.exe vs. softlinks in /bin
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 06:10:22PM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 04:09:50PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> >Now, in this particular case "python.exe" is a cygwin old-style
>> >softlink rather than a windoze .lnk-style shortcut.
>> Because that's how setup.exe sets up symlinks. PTC.
>Alternatively, the postinstall script could be used to setup the
>symlink using 'ln', instead of including it in the tarball and expecting
>setup.exe to make it. Wouldn't that make everyone happy? (Except
>perhaps the python maintainer, who now has an extra step...)
It's better to just fix setup.exe.
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