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Re: tar and symlinks
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: tar and symlinks
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 13:10:12 -0400
- References: <3AEAF51B.F82E3C04@ece.gatech.edu>
- Reply-To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 12:51:39PM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>I just noticed something with my recent ncurses-5.2-5 update. When I
>did the "make install prefix=/tmp/usr" step, /tmp/usr/man/man3/*
>contained a lot of symbolic links. Since I did this under cygwin-1.3.1
>without the "useoldsymlinks" switch (whatever it is), these symbolic
>links were the "new" kind; Windows understood them.
>However, after I created the tarball & ran setup on it to actually
>install the new ncurses on my system prior to uploading it, I discoved
>that the symlinks in /usr/man/man3 thus created were OLD style.
setup.exe only understands how to create old-style symlinks currently.
I think that this is a good thing until cygwin 1.3.1 is more widely
So, maybe in three months or so we'll upgrade setup.exe to use the new
style but, for now, I think it is doing the right thing.
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