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On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 11:29:09PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Robert Collins wrote:
>>When extracting tarballs, should setup create 'native' symlinks or magic
>I thought the magic cookie (!<symlink>target) symlinks were deprecated.
>Currently, "ln -s" makes "special" .lnk shortcuts; I think setup should do
>the same -- there should be no difference between the following scenarios:
They're not exactly deprecated. I think Corinna has had second thoughts
about the current method, actually. Or, maybe she just didn't like
having cygwin interpret native Windows .lnk files.
I don't anticipate that they will ever go away, so I think we should stick
with having setup.exe create the "old style" method. It will keep the
code size down in setup.exe.
Or, maybe this will become a non-issue when/if setup.exe is split in two
since we'll be able to use cygwin tar at that point.