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Re: lyx has problem with network directory names
- From: ericblake at comcast dot net (Eric Blake)
- To: Enrico Forestieri <forenr at tlc dot unipr dot it>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 14:36:46 +0000
- Subject: Re: lyx has problem with network directory names
> > It appears that lyx is trying to access the root directory (/). It
> > does not seem to know how to interpret the Windows syntax "//."
> This is because lyx uses the boostfs library with BOOST_POSIX defined,
> so any path of the form //xxx/yyy is normalized to /xxx/yyy.
> I understand that //machine/path is a windowism, but I think that it
> should be allowed on cygwin. Can this be seen a boost bug?
Yes, it is most definitely a boost bug and should be reported
upstream. POSIX allows implementations to treat leading //
specially, so boost is violating POSIX by normalizing it.
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