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Re: lyx has problem with network directory names

On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 02:36:46PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:

> > > 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.

Sorry for the noise, but boostfs seems innocent. I investigated
the problem and it turned out that qt3 is to be blamed here.
Indeed, UNC paths are accounted for only when Q_OS_WIN32 is defined.

The attached patch for qt 3.3.5 allows UNC paths on cygwin, too.


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