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Re: Error in [1.7] involving /netrel/src/cygwin-1.7.0-61/winsup/cygwin/mount.cc
Charles Wilson wrote:
> 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.
WDDTT. It's not for them.
Bear in mind this would be fallback code in a failure path; it won't affect
anything that already works nor even slow down apps that are installed in any
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