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RE: New net release - problems with make and gdb
- To: Richard Stanton <stanton at haas dot berkeley dot edu>, Tim Prince <tprince at computer dot org>
- Subject: RE: New net release - problems with make and gdb
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 11:21:26 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Richard Stanton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That was it. Thanks.
> After installing the new release, c: was mounted (as /) in binmode, whereas
> previously it had been mounted in text mode. Changing the mount back to
> textmode allows make to run properly.
> Having said all that, I get the impression from this group that I "ought" to
> be mounting everything in binmode. Is this correct? If so, why?
At least half the entries (probably not that much but it sure seems like it
could be more) in the archives discuss this. When switching between binary and
text mode default processing, you need to modify all text files containing \r\n
(DOS STYLE) line endings to \n (UNIX STYLE) line endings. The downfall of this
is that older versions of NOTEPAD won't display the file properly. However,
the benefits will outway this one negative.
Earnie Boyd: <mailto:email@example.com>
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