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Re: [Mingw-msys] Re: Tools under Windows

On 9/27/2011 4:53 AM, Ralph Engels wrote:
> Aye im aware of the shortcommings allthough i havent used xp in
> quite a while, and newer with a fat table. Im not sure how cygwin
> normally handles situations where its installed on a system with a
> fat table but i suspected that it had some failsafes such as
> turning symlinks of in case the OS didnt support them ?.

No, these problems with native symlinks is why cygwin symlinks are
implemented differently.  (Cygwin can understand native symlinks and
junction points but it never creates them).

Moreover, it is precisely because cygwin symlinks are a cygwin-only
mechanism (and thus, not understood by "native" programs) that MSYS-1
completely disabled symlinks support: what good is it for msys to
create symlinks that the native programs it supports -- like MinGW gcc
-- can't understand them.


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