having 1 set of non-bin files w/separate {bin,lib}[32/64)? (was Re: please update the supported Cygwin package list ...)

Linda Walsh cygwin@tlinx.org
Sun Aug 4 02:19:00 GMT 2013

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Hello Linda,
>> It seems to be the only reliable 32-bit redirection -- and MS chose to put
>> it in the /windows dir... so they must want customers to put anything
>> needing
>> that feature in that dir...right?? ;-)  Oi...

> Absolutely not what MS intended for the /windows directory.  That is
> the OS directory and only MS installations should use it.
		Sorry, I assume you did catch the irony.
> The /"Program Files" (64bit) and /"Program Files (x86)" (32bit)
> directories are where MS directs developers to put their binaries.
> However we don't like spaces in path names so this isn't a good
> location.
	Which is why you create /prog->one /prog{32,64}->point to the other
as mklink /d symlinks in the root of the fs.

> However you the user have a choice of where to put things.  Frankly, I
> would use /cygwin and /cygwin32 
	And how does that get you the autoredirection I suggested with
the links in Windows/syswow64 and windows/system32?

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