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Re: 2 copies of perl includes?

linda w (cyg) wrote:
> Thanks for the datapoint Greg...
> On my system, the copies can be accessed by /usr/lib, as well,  since
> 'mount', on cygwin, returns (among other things):
> C:\root\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts type
> system (binmode)
> C:\root\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
> C:\root\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
> ---
> Seems like distinctions between bin&usr-bin and lib&usr-lib are a bit
> non existant.


> The /usr/lib, /lib difference is a red-herring.
> It's the duplication of content in the 5.6.1 and 5.6.1/cygwin-multi
> that I'm finding a bit odd.
> 5.8?  Is that available in cygwin-x86?  I don't recall it being an
> option on recent downloads, but I may have missed it.  I do have it
> on my gnunix systems though.

As a test version. It will show in the click through list, but hasn't yet
been promoted to curr, so presumably there are a few buglets left.

> I'm also not quite clear on the purpose of the 1st mount as it seems
> to mount on top of itself unlike the second 2 mounts.

To force binary mode, in case the root mounts are textmode.

>>> I was searching for a perl module.   "Locate" turned up 2 copies in:
>>> /lib/perl/5.6.1 and /lib/perl/5.6.1/cygwin-multi

You may verify that they are indeed both included in the Cygwin perl
package, by looking in /etc/setup/perl.lst.gz.

I do not know the reason for the duplication.


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