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Re: Cygwin's CVS - can it be a network server?

On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 10:42:17AM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>David Starks-Browning wrote:
>> On Saturday 18 Aug 01, Corinna Vinschen writes:
>> > On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 01:47:48PM -0500, ASH, JAMES (SBCSI) wrote:
>> > > Through many hours of experimentation, it seems that cygwin doesn't require,
>> > > or use, the /etc/services file. (Is this statement correct?)
>> >
>> > Correct. It uses the services file of the OS:
>> >
>> > 9x/ME:        ${WINDIR}\\SERVICES
>> > NT/W2K:       ${SYSTEMROOT}\\system32\\drivers\\etc\\services
>> I've been meaning to add this to the FAQ, BTW.  Will try to get to it soon.
>Perhaps it would also be good if Cygwin set up an /etc/services file
>with only comments in it, telling the user where to find the services
>file that is actually used.  It might also be good to say _why_ Cygwin
>doesn't use /etc/services.  ("Because it's simpler to use Winsock's
>getservbyname() than to roll our own, that's why.")

Actually, maybe just a symbolic link in /etc to the correct services
file would be better.

It would have to be added as a post-install script, though, obviously.


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