cygcheck bug: symlinks with unix paths are wrongly resolved

Christopher Faylor
Thu Oct 21 05:22:00 GMT 2010

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 06:46:16AM +0400, Andrey Repin wrote:
>Greetings, Christopher Faylor!
>>>> As@dstar ~
>>>> $ ln -s `which cmd.exe` cmd.exe
>>>> As@dstar ~
>>>> $ cygcheck ./cmd.exe
>>>>   ->  D:\OTHERBIN\cygwin\cygdrive\d\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
>>>> cygcheck: could not find './cmd.exe'
>>>cygcheck is not a cygwin application, it's a native windows application, 
>>>so it does not know how to resolve unix paths.
>> Sure it does:
>Not to mention, the Windows itself don't see much of a difference between "/"
>and "\" in path. (where it see, it is a bug).

I should clarify.  cygcheck does understand UNIX paths.  It does not
understand symlinks just like the OP said.

Sorry for not making that clear.


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