Should Cygwin gcc -o always append .exe?

Jason Tishler
Mon Jun 18 14:16:00 GMT 2001

While building OpenLDAP 2.0.11, I stumbled across an issue with Cygwin
gcc -o that can be characterized by the following:

    $ gcc -o foo.c
    $ ls*

I expected that would have been created instead of
The Makefile for in.xfingerd expected this behavior too and failed during
make install.

Should Cygwin gcc be changed to resolve this issue or should OpenLDAP
be patched?


Jason Tishler
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Dot Hill Systems Corp.               Fax:   732.264.8798
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