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Re: Cut down xfree server for XDMCP only
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- To: Rasjid Wilcox <rasjidw at openminddev dot net>, "'cygwin-xfree Mailing List'" <cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 21:42:25 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cut down xfree server for XDMCP only
- References: <email@example.com><001901c2145d$83bef880$0200a8c0@lifelesswks><firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 11:01 AM 6/15/2002, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
>On Sun, 16 Jun 2002 12:30 am, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
>> For example, MySQL use the cygwin dll for their windows
>> port (see http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-3.23.html) but they are
>> using cygwin 1.3.9 not the current version. This could cause problems in
>> the future if someone does not keep their mysql setup up to date but also
>> uses Cygwin and does keep it up to date (or vice-versa).
>Actually, I just checked a bit more carefully. They host the source for
>cygwin 1.3.9, but it looks to me like the actual dll they use is B19 (or at
>least, it is named cygwinb19.dll - perhaps they have a more recent one and
>just name it that for compatibility??).
It's possible. cygwin1.dll is binary compatible with B19 so they might
just slip in a more current Cygwin DLL by renaming cygwin1.dll to
cygwinb19.dll. This avoids a recompile and uses the new DLL. There are
other ways around this (like editing the binary and replacing all
occurrences of "cygwinb19.dll" with "cygwin1.dll " - spacing is important!)
But a simple recompile and relink is the best course of action. With B19
so far in the past, it makes no sense to force these contortions/problems
on users, assuming they are still using the B19 DLL in name at least. You'd
do well to ask them about this.
>Someone please tell me I'm wrong, but won't this potentially cause serious
>problems if someone is running mysql (assuming it really is using B19) and
>also tries to run an up-to-date cygwin install?
You're not wrong.
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