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Re: Xemacs broken after postgresql upgrade

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005, Brian Dessent wrote:

> René Berber wrote:
> > A better fix is to link cygpq.dll to pq.dll:
> >
> > # ln /usr/bin/cygpq.dll /usr/bin/pq.dll
> That's not a great habit to get into.  It will only work if the program
> uses Cygwin methods (e.g. dlopen()) to dynamically load the dll at
> runtime.  It will absolutely not work for a .exe that was linked to a
> .dll in the normal way, or for a program that uses LoadLibrary() at
> runtime, because the windows dynamic loader has no idea what a symlink
> is and you will get the "Can't locate DLL" popup.

"ln -s" creates a symlink, "ln" creates a hardlink.  Windows understands
hardlinks just fine.  On filesystems that don't support hardlinks, "ln"
will copy the file, which is the desired behavior.
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