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Re: Re-loading DLL's (and the like)
- To: "David A. Cobb" <superbiskit at home dot com>
- Subject: Re: Re-loading DLL's (and the like)
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 19:06:24 -0400
- CC: Cygwin General MailList <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- References: <22.214.171.124.0.20010825142958.05300070@mail>
David A. Cobb wrote:
> Not long ago there was a lot of discussion here about not being able to
> do various things during setup (and maybe at other times) because in
> Windoze one cannot rename of otherwise mess about with an open file -
> it's otherwise in *Nix, I gather.
> During my recent adventures building Xemacs-21.5/i686-pc-cygwin, I found
> that the make install had done something that appears to be permitted
> and which I've seen as an example on the gcc list which is very
> If Setup creates Cygwin1-1-3-3.dll and then does the equivalent of "ln
> -fs /usr/bin/Cygwin1-1-3-3.dll /usr/bin/Cygwin1.dll" the link should be
> removable/replaceable at run time because the link-file itself isn't
> left open.
> Of course /running/ anything using the new dll without closing all
> instances of the old is pretty problematic.
Unfortunately, the MSWindows run-time loader can't use cygwin symbolic
links to resolve dependencies.
Another beautiful theory slain by an ugly fact. :-)
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