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Re: Cygwin x86 on Windows 10 ARM64




Greetings, David Allsopp!

> Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2018-07-10 03:51, David Allsopp wrote:
>> > I've been trying out the x86 emulation in Microsoft's ARM64 version of
>> > Windows 10 1803.
>> >
>> > I had two issues with Cygwin x86. The first, which is simple, is that
>> > Windows doesn't by default create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc
>> > which causes /etc/postinstall/base-files-mketc.sh to exit with an
>> > error all the time. I wonder if there's a possible workaround to make
>> that less intrusive?
>> > The error message implies that it may have computed the wrong
>> > directory, which it hasn't - it's just that the directory doesn't exist.
>> 
>> Do C:\Windows\{System32,SysNative,Sys*}\drivers\etc exist under the
>> emulator?
>> What does "cygpath -SU" show?

> cygpath -SU gives /proc/cygdrive/c/Windows/SysWOW64

> Checking within C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe (i.e. x86 cmd):

> C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc exists and contains expected files
> C:\Windows\Sysnative\drivers\etc exists and contains expected files (looks identical to System32, as you'd hope)
> C:\Windows\SysArm32\drivers does not contain an etc directory (but wasn't referenced)
> C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers didn't contain an etc directory (I created one to silence the error)

> So perhaps on WOW64 it would be worth falling back to Sysnative if etc
> isn't found? Or even just using Sysnative by default in WOW64?

I'd suggest using Sysnative unconditionally, and fall back to System32 if
Sysnative not found.

A better approach would be to make Cygwin trickery aware and just address real
directories instead of fake ones.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365743.aspx


-- 
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 0:27:31

Sorry for my terrible english...


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