Thu Dec 23 09:35:00 GMT 2004
On Dec 22 14:54, Isaac Foraker wrote:
> The recent change of installing coreutils with `link.exe' has introduced
> a *new* problem with configurations using Microsoft Visual C++ with
> Cygwin's GNU `make'. Previously, one could specify "LD=link" in a
> Makefile, but now the corutils `link' will supplant Microsoft's linker,
> breaking builds. Specifying "LD=link" worked with all versions of
> Cygwin for at least the last two years, so this is a new problem. Since
> developers tend to install their tools in different locations, but
> always have these tools in their path, using "LD=link" has always been
> The coreutils `link' appears to reproduce the hard-link functionality of
> `ln', and should probably not be a part of the base installation.
> My temporary fix for my developers is to remove coreutils `link' from
> our systems, but if it is reinstalled every time coreutils is upgraded,
> this will cause an ongoing problem.
The link tool is installed by default on Linux as well. I guess you read
my announcement? If you don't like the packaging, [...]
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