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Re: Installing on a Samba share drive
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 22:45:43 -0500
- Subject: Re: Installing on a Samba share drive
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Tom Leonard wrote:
I created a Samba share on my Debian system, mapped it to a drive letter
on my XP Home system and did a full network install of Cygwin on the
root of the mapped drive. When I tried to use Cygwin to compile some
programs, I found that a number of the symbolic links from the install
(eg all of the low level .exe's like am.exe from gcc) could not be
found. While I could manually create the necessary symbolic links, it
was impossible to know what exactly was broken. I resolved the issue by
"uninstalling" from the Samba drive and reinstalling on a local XP drive.
Can anyone shed some light on why the symbolic links might be broken.
Because I need to support different library configurations, I'd like to
use the technique of maintaining a number of different Cygwin
environments on my Debian system where I have lots of disk space, and
map to XP as and when needed.
System attribute of the symlinks weren't/couldn't be set?
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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