x86/ -> ./ symlink

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Jun 29 08:01:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 24 19:52, Achim Gratz wrote:
> May I suggest that this sort of link (and the similar one in
> cygwinports) has potential to break mirror scripts in bad ways?  Not
> quite as bad, but linking x86_64 -> 64bit also results in duplicates
> that aren't serving a good purpose.

The x86 symlink break the "Install from directory" function of
setup.exe.  It runs into some endless loop.  If I remove the symlinks it
works as usual.  I don't know why it does that at all.  It has no
business reading these symlinks.  If nobody beats me to it, I'll
investigate next week.


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