[ANNOUNCEMENT] Public Cygwin 1.7 test starts today

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 12 14:29:00 GMT 2008

On Dec 11 13:14, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 12/10/2008 3:34 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> At the end of this mail you will find a more or less complete list of
>> changes from 1.5.x to 1.7.x.
> I think you forgot to mention the change to st_nlink [1], which will affect 
> some applications.  For example, the kpathsea search library for texlive 
> needs to be patched to accommodate the change.  (I've sent the patch to the 
> tlbuild list in case anyone is interested.)  This might also apply to 
> cygwin's tetex package, but I haven't tested it.

Yes, that's right.  I forgot about that.  I didn't know that more than
just findutils and coreutils are affected.  In theory, every tool
should be able to deal with st_nlink == 1.  It's not the right value
for an emtpy dir, which would be 2, so any tool should check what's
actually going on in that dir.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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