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Re: Installing on a Samba share drive
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 23:26:18 -0500
- Subject: Re: Installing on a Samba share drive
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On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:45:43PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Tom Leonard wrote:
>> I created a Samba share on my Debian system, mapped it to a drive letter
>> on my XP Home system and did a full network install of Cygwin on the root
>> of the mapped drive. When I tried to use Cygwin to compile some programs,
>> I found that a number of the symbolic links from the install (eg all of
>> the low level .exe's like am.exe from gcc) could not be found. While I
>> could manually create the necessary symbolic links, it was impossible to
>> know what exactly was broken. I resolved the issue by "uninstalling" from
>> the Samba drive and reinstalling on a local XP drive.
>> Can anyone shed some light on why the symbolic links might be broken.
>> Because I need to support different library configurations, I'd like to
>> use the technique of maintaining a number of different Cygwin environments
>> on my Debian system where I have lots of disk space, and map to XP as and
>> when needed.
> System attribute of the symlinks weren't/couldn't be set?
You're showing your age, Larry. :-) .lnk files shouldn't have system
attributes. They should just be readonly. But that would be the case if
a *cygwin* cp/tar/cpio/etc. command was used to create the files.
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