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Re: Updated: cygwin, mingw, w32api

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2001 at 11:56:07PM +0200, Sprenger, Karel wrote:
> >After redefining the old-style symlinks I had to the new cygwin 1.3.1
> >style, I noticed that the cd command (a bash builtin) no longer follows
> >symlinks.  For example, /usr/lib/terminfo is a symlink to the directory
> >/usr/share/terminfo, but cd -L /usr/lib/terminfo nor cd -L
> >/lib/terminfo work.  Leaving out the -L option results in the same
> >message "bash: cd: /usr/lib/terminfo: No such file or directory".
> >Ironically, NT's explorer recognizes the symlink and behaves as
> >expected.
> This particular symlink is actually broken in 1.1.8, too.
> I have no problems with other symlinks, though.
> Can you provide a simple test case that worked on 1.1.8 but
> fails on 1.3.1?

Perhaps the problem isn't cygwin, but is the ncurses package (which
provides that symlink).  do you get the same failure with ncurses-5.2-5
(released today)?


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