Re: [Mingw-msys] Changing the font
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:49:35 -0400
- From: dmccunney <dennis.mccunney@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] MSYS using Junctions quirk
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Earnie Boyd
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM, dmccunney wrote:
>> I'm not sure whether I'm encountering a bug or just getting bitten by
>> lack of knowledge.
> The latter is what I'm thinking. BTW, support for MSYS happens on
> mingw-user, the documentation needs changed.
So noted. Thanks.
>> Right now, I have Msys mapped via a junction as /bin, and can live
>> with it. But I'm curious: *should* creating the junction as /usr/bin
>> have worked, or am I running into an inherent limit in how Msys works,
>> or have I found a bug?
> Why? When you start the MSYS shell it maps itself already to / and
> /usr. What are you trying to accomplish?
Like I said, a Unix style file system arrangement. *Msys* may map
itself to / and /usr, but I'm not always *in* the Msys shell when I''m
in a console. Aside from Msys bash, I have versions of tcsh, zsh, and
ksh, as well as Windows cmd.exe. They don't see the Msys mapping. (I
use Console2 to get a tabbed console window, and may have more than
one shell active at a time.)
>> * And too my surprise, a recent update to LSE pointed to an open
>> source driver written by a Japanese developer that enables true
>> symlinks in 2K and XP. NTFS5 has the underlying infrastructure to
>> support symlinks, but it's not exposed by the 2k/XP kernel. The
>> driver amends that oversite.
> MSYS when I forked Cygwin to develop it did not have a Windows
> junction or a Windows symlink to rely on and the way Cygwin had
> emulated it did not work for a native application. Therefore it was
> removed and the functions return ENOSYS error.
I assumed something like that. Native support now exists (for
Vista/Win7, at least.) Any plans to add it to Msys?
> -- https://sites.google.com/site/earnieboyd
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