Problem with relative path containing nonexisting directory

Chris J. Breisch
Thu Mar 14 14:31:00 GMT 2013

On 3/14/2013 9:47 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar 14 13:19, Jacob Kroon wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm having problems compiling EGLIBC in Cygwin. I think the reason is
>> the following:
>> Doing "ls foobar/../" in a Cygwin terminal, where the directory
>> "foobar" does _not_ exist, still returns a valid file listing of the
>> current path.
>> Doing the same operation in Fedora, ls will print "No such file or directory".
>> Is this a bug in Cygwin ? Is there a configure option to enable the
>> Fedora-behaviour ?
>> Please CC me as I'm not a subscriber to the list.

I would add the following. If you're trying to compile EGLIBC for 
Cygwin, I'm not sure if that's likely to be successful in any event. If 
you're cross-compiling for some other platform, I can verify that that 
works, as I've built a Cross Linux From Scratch from Cygwin.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In 
practice, there is.

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