[ITP] perl-Tk

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sun Nov 20 05:35:00 GMT 2005

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:

> Hence the suggestion of using the features provided by the
> alternatives package.  Am I correct in assuming this works even for
> dynamically loaded dlls?

No.  It works for .so's on Linux, because the Linux loader understands 
symlinks.  Cygwin piggybacks on the Window Runtime Loader, which does 
NOT understand symlinks (nor shortcuts!).  Because alternatives relies 
entirely on symlinks, it doesn't work for DLLs on windows.


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