mount --show-cygdrive-prefixes patch

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Wed Nov 8 06:53:00 GMT 2000


--- Christopher Faylor <cgf@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 08:35:51PM -0500, Jason Tishler wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 12:00:18AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> Won't this cause core dumps for older programs which might have relied
> >> on the previous behavior?  I realize that there were probably exactly of
> >> zero of these outside of the mount program, but I'd rather have the old
> >> mount continue to work with the new cygwin.
> >
> >Isn't mount.exe upgraded when cygwin1.dll is upgraded?
> 
> Theoretically, but if someone were to, say, just download a snapshot dll
> and install it in their /bin, then mount would stop working.
> 

And unless the cygwin1.dll changes to cygwin2.dll then backward compatibility
with *all* previously linked binaries is a must.

Cheers,

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Earnie Boyd
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