Cygwin Terminal icon broken on case-sensitive systems

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Nov 24 16:10:00 GMT 2011

On Nov 24 15:42, Andy Koppe wrote:
> I'm afraid there's a problem with the new "Cygwin Terminal" icon
> (which I'm sorry not to have spotted when reviewing the change).
> Setup.exe creates the mintty shortcuts with '-i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico',
> yet the icon file it creates is called 'cygwin-terminal.ico', i.e. all
> lowercase. This means that users of systems with case sensitivity
> enabled just get to see a dialog box saying "/usr/bin/mintty: could
> not load icon from '/Cygwin-Terminal.ico'".

I don't understand that.  See the setup sources, file,
line 252:

  save_icon ("/Cygwin-Terminal.ico", "CYGWIN-TERMINAL.ICON");

And here's what *I* got using the current setup:

  $ ls -l /
  total 401
  -rw-r--r--   1 corinna Administrators  53342 Nov 17 10:14 Cygwin-Terminal.ico
  -rwxr-xr-x   1 corinna Administrators     59 Nov 17 10:14 Cygwin.bat
  -rw-r--r--   1 corinna Administrators 157097 Nov 17 10:14 Cygwin.ico

How come that the file is created in all lowercase on other systems?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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