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Re: Avoid collisions between parallel installations of Cygwin
On Oct 15 12:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Oct 15 02:18, Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers) wrote:
> > really more
> > concerned about any others that I most certainly haven't even dreamed
> > of. Has
> > anyone started enumerating a list of "possible problems" that we may see
> > popping up on the list if we allow multiple, disjoint Cygwin
> > environments in the
> > wild? Should we be trying to think of the potential problem areas so
> > that we
> > can assure ourselves that we have a good chance of being able to classify
> > them and offer responses and solutions (or policies) for them?
And then there's this: How many problems has been reported where
there's no "multiple Cygwin" message, and only the cygcheck output
revealed that there are multiple Cygwin DLLs in $PATH? With the patch,
you're trading situations like that with situations in which no problem
occurs just because there's no collision. In my eyes that's a win.
Especially with your registry idea added to it.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com