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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: zsh-4.2.0-1

On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Peter A. Castro
> > > Sent: 30 March 2004 19:45
> >
> > > The original issue was with the executable /usr/bin/zsh being
> > > a link to the real exe (eg: zsh-4.2.0).  However, this is not
> > > a packaging error, IMHO.  /usr/bin/zsh is a *hardlink*, not a
> > > *symlink*,
> >
> >   Does that even work on 9x/ME series?  I thought hardlinks required NTFS
> > support.
> True hardlinks do.  Cygwin's "ln" simply copies the file if hardlink
> support is not available (e.g., on FAT*).  I believe setup always copies
> the hardlinked file (looking at io_stream_cygfile::mklink), but this
> functionality is not extensively tested (e.g., zsh is the only binary
> tarball with a hardlink in it, AFAIK), so I wouldn't be surprised if
> something does go wrong.

Oh, you're just being cynical, Igor.  What could possibly go wrong? :)

> 	Igor

Peter A. Castro <> or <>
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