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Re: Installing on a Samba share drive

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:45:43PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Tom Leonard wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I created a Samba share on my Debian system, mapped it to a drive letter 
>> on my XP Home system and did a full network install of Cygwin on the root 
>> of the mapped drive.  When I tried to use Cygwin to compile some programs, 
>> I found that a number of the symbolic links from the install (eg all of 
>> the low level .exe's like am.exe from gcc) could not be found.  While I 
>> could manually create the necessary symbolic links, it was impossible to 
>> know what exactly was broken.  I resolved the issue by "uninstalling" from 
>> the Samba drive and reinstalling on a local XP drive.
>> Can anyone shed some light on why the symbolic links might be broken.  
>> Because I need to support different library configurations, I'd like to 
>> use the technique of maintaining a number of different Cygwin environments 
>> on my Debian system where I have lots of disk space, and map to XP as and 
>> when needed.
> System attribute of the symlinks weren't/couldn't be set?

You're showing your age, Larry.  :-) .lnk files shouldn't have system
attributes.  They should just be readonly.  But that would be the case if
a *cygwin* cp/tar/cpio/etc. command was used to create the files.


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