Using cygwin with W2K in VMWare on Debian 2.6.8-11-amd64-k8-smp?

Larry Hall
Fri Oct 7 15:48:00 GMT 2005

At 02:19 AM 10/7/2005, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 22:02 -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>> I seriously doubt that vmware has anything to do with it.  You need to
>> figure out why ld cannot be executed.  Try -v.
>I have checked all the paths in the output and they exist. All
>executables that are called seem to respond to running the executable
>with --version *except* "as" and "ld". 
>1. /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/as.exe shows nothing.
>2. /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld
>shows a message box about an error in a 16-bits MS-DOS subsystem (in
>Dutch) saying that the NTVDM-CPU encountered an invalid instruction.
>Inspecting that directory shows that all files (ar.exe, as.exe, ld.exe,
>nm.exe, ranlib.exe and strip.exe) are only 26 bytes big (are they
>actually symlinks?). Running /usr/bin/ld works OK. 
>If the files are symlinks than the remarks about symlinks on Samba
>shares would apply (can anyone confirm or deny that: I do not have any
>Windows machine to check it?) . But I have enabled the symlink stuff
>from the FAQs (map system = yes and create mask = 0775)....
>So are the files
>in /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/
>actually symlinks?

Yes, they are symlinks.

Larry Hall                    
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