cygwin 1.3.6-3 and xemacs

Peter Keller keller@ebi.ac.uk
Thu Dec 6 03:01:00 GMT 2001


Hi,

I've had the same problem as Ryan, and I have had to roll back to cygwin
1.3.5 as well. I can tell you that the problem has something to do with
/cygdrive: what I have found is that visiting a file whose path begins
with /cygdrive using C-x C-f, or using "File->Open..." on a directory that
has been mapped to Windows drive where cygwin provides access to the drive
via /cygdrive, does not work.

If you mount a directory to something other than /cygdrive (e.g. directly
underneath /) then it seems OK.

On the Xemacs lists: go to
http://list-archive.xemacs.org/xemacs-nt/200112/threads.html and search in
the page for for 'cygwin'.

There has also been some confusion in the cygwin mailing list with another
problem to do with file completion in bash: see
http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/2001-12/msg00175.html . Fixing the
shell file completion problem has NOT fixed the xemacs problem (although
Christopher Faylor's thinking that it it might was not unreasonable).

I don't know whether the problem is with cygwin or xemacs, but this is an
unfortunate thing to happen to two fantastic software projects that ought
to work seamlessly with each other. I hope that the relevant people on the
cygwin and xemacs teams will put their heads together and figure this out
as quickly as possible.

Regards,
Peter.

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