Why /usr/bin/*.dll must be executable?

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Mon Apr 23 20:16:00 GMT 2012

On 4/23/2012 3:01 PM, Warren Young wrote:
> Options 2-5 in the list at the page linked above don't really apply here.
> Cygwin purposely keeps itself nice and segregated from the rest of the
> system, so installing DLLs under c:\Windows isn't an option, and CWD is
> simply useless for our purpose here.

While the windows and system directories aren't a great place to be putting
DLLs that don't belong to the O/S in some way (and indeed Windows tries to
discourage it actively in recent versions by keeping it off limits to
users without sufficient privileges), why do you think Cygwin apps
wouldn't see a DLL it needed if it were in one of these locations?

I'm in full agreement that the 16-bit system directory and "current"
directory aren't useful or appropriate options in the context of
locations for Cygwin DLLs.



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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