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Re: Forcing SYSTEMROOT (opinions needed)

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 01:14:39PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor []
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 1:21 PM
>> To: Christopher Faylor
>> Subject: Re: Forcing SYSTEMROOT (opinions needed)
>> So we have to trade the possibility of someone wanting 
>> complete control of
>> his environment versus the possibility of someone not 
>> specifying SYSTEMROOT
>> but needing it for the program that is about to be run.
>This ones easy.  Remove winsock/socket support from cygwin.  See the
>problems gone :]

Yeah, but then people would claim that Cygwin was "unstable" and "always
breaking network support".

>>Should I flip a coin?
>I'd add systemroot.  If it's needed from cygwin running, not having it
>is like trying to run hurd without a microkernel - if you want it
>different you have to fiddle yourself!
>We can always do a switch to control it down the track.

I guess we could add a cygwin_keep_environment_clean () call or something.
Is there a standard way to control this type of behavior on UNIX.  I'm thinking
that there is something like sysconf or ulimit or something but more generic
than that.  I'm drawing a blank, though.


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