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Re: Error in [1.7] involving /netrel/src/cygwin-1.7.0-61/winsup/cygwin/

Dave Korn wrote:
>   Yes, it's absolutely certainly this.  We should probably add a fallback mode
> that treats the same directory as the dll is found in as the root when it's
> not possible to ascend one level, because I suspect this mode of distribution
> won't turn out to be entirely unheard-of.

I disagree. There are a lot of cases where the <bin>/../ construct is
used by cygwin software, especially libtool (ltdl)-based dynamic
loading.  Apps of that nature will probably break if installed in a
"flat" directory.

These installations should use an <instdir>/[bin,lib] internal
hierarchy, when used with cygwin-1.7.  But see below.

I notice that the pure win32 version of GTK and friends (e.g. GIMP)
install into a pseudo-unix tree for precisely this reason, and cygwin
isn't involved there at all:


When did we start catering to 3PPs?


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