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Re: Installing on a Samba share drive

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:45:43PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Tom Leonard wrote:
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.

Has 'setup.exe' finally been updated to create .lnk file style symlinks?
Guess it has been a while since I've wandered through that code. :-)

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