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Re: tar and symlinks
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> 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.
> >Sounds ok to me. BUT, tar.exe all by itself behaves the same way. Is
> >that *also* the "right thing"? I'm not sure.
> Hmm. I should have checked out what you were saying a little more to
> avoid another round of email.
> My version of tar creates the new style symlinks. I just extracted the
> cygwin-1.3.1.-1.tar.gz file into a dummy directory. The symlink files
> in the lib directory were 'libm.a.lnk', 'libc.a.lnk', etc. I verified
> this with the 'dir' command.
Yes. I dunno what happened earlier, but I went back and did more
thorough tests on both NT/1.3.1 and W2K/1.3.1 and indeed tar does do the
Tar is uses new style symlinks (without the CYGWIN= flag). Setup
naturally still uses old-style. Sorry for the noise.
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