Global 32/64 bit collision issues

Corinna Vinschen
Thu May 23 15:19:00 GMT 2013

On May 23 11:01, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:44:35AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Right?  Wrong?  Neither right nor wrong?
> Some of this is has got to be "the user has to know what they're doing".
> They obviously just *can't* install two different telnet or smtp servers,
> any more than they could have both a windows telnet server and a cygwin
> one.  They would have to choose.


> For services, isn't there some other field besides just the name which
> can be used as a delineator?

No.  Every service needs a unique service name, otherwise you couldn't
manipulate services unambiguously.

> For shortcuts, I don't see anything wrong with adding a "Cygwin 64" to
> the name.

Right now we have "Cygwin" and "Cygwin-X" folders in the start menu.
Maybe we should just change the subdir names to "Cygwin 64" and
"Cygwin-X 64", and otherwise stick to the shortcut names.

I think only setup creates a desktop shortcut.  Setup64 creates the
"Cygwin64 Terminal", so if we keep it this way we're off the hook, I guess.


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