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Re: Unable to read history on latest Cygwin

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 03:07:52PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>the new Cygwin 1.7 release is soon to be released. According to Cygwin 
>Project Co-Leader Corinna Vinschen, Cygwin will drop "fake support" for 
>emulating hardlinks on FAT32: "Hardlinks on FAT [...] have been faked in 
>1.5 by copying the file. The decision was made a couple of weeks back to 
>drop this fake since the application should know that the underlying 
>filesystem is not capable of creating hardlinks."
>The result of that is that I'm not able to run zsh "portable" from a 
>FAT32 USB thumb drive: "zsh: failed to create hard link as lock file 
>/home/thorsten/.zhistory.LOCK: operation not permitted". (Zsh is running 
>but history is neither saved nor written). histfcntllock also results in 
>"Your best bet now might be to report this as an upstream bug to zsh, 
>and recommend that they use an alternative approach, such as symlink 
>locking (the way emacs does things), if hard link locking doesn't work 
>because of the underlying file system."
>Bash does not exihibit the error.

Why are you sending this here when Corinna suggested sending it as an
upstream bug?  Typo?


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