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Problems with .exe files
- From: "Kris Thielemans" <kris dot thielemans at csc dot mrc dot ac dot uk>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: "'Kris Thielemans'" <kris dot thielemans at csc dot mrc dot ac dot uk>
- Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 01:51:30 +0100
- Subject: Problems with .exe files
Since upgrading cygwin a few days ago, I can no longer cp .exe files if
I don't use the .exe suffix. I can reproduce this as follows:
$ mkdir a
$ touch t.exe
$ cp t a
cp: `t' and `a/t' are the same file
$ cp t somenonexistingfilename
cp: 't' and 'somenonexistingfilename' are the same file
I also have a problem with rm (and maybe others)
$ rm t
rm: cannot unlink `t': No such file or directory
Note that as soon as I add the .exe suffix, everthing works fine
$ cp t.exe a
This problem breaks my Makefiles (when using make install and clean).
Other maybe relevant info:
I'm running cygwin 1.5.5-1 on XP sp1.
I might have a cygwin installation that is screwed up :-( Here is why.
I did have lots of 'entrypoint __getreent missing' errors while doing
the postinstall part of setup, as was also mentioned on this list by
(http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/2003-09/msg00200.html). (maybe I
had this because of an sshd daemon or so?)
I did reboot, and ran setup again to be sure. However, I don't think
this reruns all those postinstall scripts that went wrong the first
time... (For instance, info doesn't seem to have a top-level directory
Any advice on this issue will also be welcome.
PS: I'd appreciate a CC to me as I'm reading this mailing list by google
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