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Re: Why do symlinks need to be system files
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: "Mark R." <mcr2z at cs dot virginia dot edu>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 23:03:34 +0100
- Subject: Re: Why do symlinks need to be system files
- References: <200307012134.h61LYMpK002558@ares.cs.Virginia.EDU>
Mark R. wrote:
> I've been busy attempting to use WinInstaller LE to create an MSI package
> of cygwin so we can automatically deploy a customized build for our
> department. This works for the most part, however when I deploy this to a
> windows XP machine, all of the symlinks are broken. Ex/ vi doesn't work,
> however vim does.
> When I tracked down the problem, it appears that symlinks require the
> "system file" attribute to be set. Does anyone know why this is?
Because that's part of how Cygwin recognizes them as symlinks.
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