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Re: Symlinks don't work in python???
> (3) Thinking that the realpath bug might be a key
> to the python import-thru-symlinks problem,
> I ran a simple test on recent cygwin/python
> combinations, finding:
> Cygwin version Python version realpath Import
> 1.5.xx: 2.yy: Works? Works?
> -------------- -------------- -------- ------
> 1.5.14 2.4 NO NO
> 1.5.13 2.3.4 YES NO
> 1.5.14 2.3.4 YES NO
> 1.5.12 2.4 NO YES
> Neither bug shows up under Linux.
> Interestingly, the realpath and symlink bugs don't
> correlate: realpath seems broken in Cygwin python 2.4,
> independently of the cygwin package version, while
> the import bug shows up in either python version under
> cygwin packages since 1.5.13.
> Its possible that the problems are python bugs, but they
> seem cygwin specific.
Steve, try also the latest cygwin snapshot. At least in 1.5.14 was a bug
concerning path conversion posix <-> Windows, when a symlink was involved.
It manifests in at least in cygpath, but is fixed meanwhile and might also
have influence on your test cases.
Joerg - thanks for the suggestion. I tried the latest
cygwin1.dll snapshot; both bugs still show up.
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