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Re: src/winsup/cygwin ChangeLog

On Nov  5 11:14, Yaakov S wrote:
> On 05/11/2009 08:44, wrote:
> >Modified files:
> >	winsup/cygwin  : ChangeLog
> >
> >Log message:
> >	* (nt_path_has_suffix): New function.
> >	(rename): Don't append .exe suffix if binary target name has any suffix
> >	at all.
> >
> >Patches:
> >
> >
> On my system dozens of executables do have a '.' near the end of
> their names, either representing a version (e.g. perl5.10.0.exe,
> python2.5.exe), or OCaml native code (*.opt.exe), or for other
> reasons (e.g. *.bin.exe where the program is launched via a script).
> How does this change affect building/installing them?

Let's see:

  rename ("foo.exe", "perl5.10.0.exe")  result: perl5.10.0.exe
  rename ("foo.exe", "perl5.10.0")      result: perl5.10.0
  rename ("foo", "perl5.10.0.exe")      result: perl5.10.0.exe
  rename ("foo", "perl5.10.0")          result: perl5.10.0

The latter one is a problem, because that's what happens when calling

  strip perl5.10.0

so after strip the binary is missing a .exe suffix.


Is there any *reliable* solution to this problem, other than never to
add a .exe suffix?


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