[PATCH] cygport install infinite loop when symlink in path

Doug Henderson djndnbvg@gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 16:18:17 GMT 2020

On Mon, 13 Jul 2020 at 07:13, Brian Inglis <> wrote:

> src_postinstall(_prep_libtool_modules): infinite loop when symlink in path
> added readlink to also resolve symlinks in path to DEST host prefix
> ---
>  lib/src_postinst.cygpart | 4 +++-
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


Please check that this patch works properly when

I have encountered problems when running cygport with this setting due to
the different behavior of unix symlinks and windows symlinks vis-a-vis
attempting to create a symlink that points to a non-existent location. [

My simplistic solution was to force CYGWIN=winsymlinks.native in the
.cygport file.


Doug Henderson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - from gmail.com

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