x86/ -> ./ symlink

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Jun 29 16:46:00 GMT 2013

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 10:01:52AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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.

Are you saying that this is happening with a CVS version of setup.exe?
If not, it seems impossible that this symlink would cause an issue on a
local install.

Or, maybe you're copying the whole release area to your work area as
you proposed in the cygwin list.



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