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Re: Running Linux Application on Windows

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 01:27:24PM -0500, Matt Wozniski wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 04:24:51AM -0700, Warren Young wrote:
>>> Emil Tan wrote:
>>>> Is the documentation kinda wrong?
>>> Yes, but that's something you'll have to take up with the people who
>>> maintain that file, presumably on the Samhain mailing list.  Whoever wrote
>>> it doesn't realize that /usr, /home, etc aren't created in c:\, they're
>>> mount(1) aliases for directories that actually live in c:\cygwin, by
>>> default.
>> Right.  Just to be clear if that is what the documentation tells you to
>> do it is frighteningly wrong.
>It doesn't seem that that is what the documentation tells you to do:
>$ ./configure --enable-xml-log=yes --with-tmp-dir=/usr/local/tmp
>That seems sane to me; I think the OP's explanation/understanding was
>just wrong....
>OTOH, that page also has instructions for a "Cygwin minimal
>installation procedure to run samhain" that feature instructions to
>copy cygwin1.dll and cygminires.dll to the windows\system32 directory,
>and that definitely *is* bad advice.

I keep meaning to add code to cygwin to cause it to abort when run
from windows/system32...


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