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Re: Cygwin, symlinks, and wine

On 08/28/2009 01:36 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 01:31:11AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 09:52:26PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
Although it seems strange to run cygwin on top of wine, doing so would
make it possible to run a lot of build scripts for windows apps
unchanged, which would be very handy in verifying that wine works
properly (see ).

The problem is, wine doesn't support the system attribute on files

The system attribute isn't needed for the .lnk type of symlink that you're talking about. The file just has to be read-only. So something else is wrong.

Ah, sorry. I take that back. I didn't read the whole bug report.

These *are* the system-style symlinks, probably created by setup.exe.
Changing them to .lnk type should fix that problem.  Why not just write
some sort of converter script to do that?

Regardless, the comment about a patch still holds despite the code
offered in the wine bug report.

And I would go so far as to say that this wouldn't be a great solution anyway since:

  1. It only fixes the problem for Cygwin, so other apps run in Wine that
     depend on the system attribute setting would need to have their own
     patches applied to them.  There's probably not allot of these but
  2. Symlinks in Cygwin 1.7 have moved away from using the Windows
      style shortcuts and back to something like the "old" symlinks, with
      modifications to handle Unicode paths.

This leads me to believe the best course of action is to solve this problem
in Wine and/or through  Unix/Linux means, rather than relying on patches
to the apps running in Wine.  That said, I agree with Chris that recreating
the symlinks that are created by 'setup.exe' as the Windows-style symlinks
should solve the problem in the short run anyway.

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