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- From: Isaac Foraker <isaac dot foraker at xilinx dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:54:56 -0700
- Subject: Bug: link.exe
- Organization: Xilinx, Inc.
The recent change of installing coreutils with `link.exe' has introduced
a *new* problem with configurations using Microsoft Visual C++ with
Cygwin's GNU `make'. Previously, one could specify "LD=link" in a
Makefile, but now the corutils `link' will supplant Microsoft's linker,
breaking builds. Specifying "LD=link" worked with all versions of
Cygwin for at least the last two years, so this is a new problem. Since
developers tend to install their tools in different locations, but
always have these tools in their path, using "LD=link" has always been
The coreutils `link' appears to reproduce the hard-link functionality of
`ln', and should probably not be a part of the base installation.
My temporary fix for my developers is to remove coreutils `link' from
our systems, but if it is reinstalled every time coreutils is upgraded,
this will cause an ongoing problem.
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