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symlinks in 1.5 not readable in 1.7
- From: Paul McFerrin <pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:16:40 -0400
- Subject: symlinks in 1.5 not readable in 1.7
- Reply-to: pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com
I've been working for months on this problem since 1.7 went official..
I'm runningWin XP Pro sp3 on an all NTFS filesystems. I was a beta
tester for several months before 1.7 went official. In all of my
testing as beta, my 1.5 symlinks worked in both 1.5 and 1.7. After (or
during) the 1.7 becoming official, my many 1.5 symlinks were no longer
working. I have spent considerable time attempting to find and fix
these 1.5 created symlinks (300+ total) I was quite taken back that such
a major change would be thrown in at the last minute. Mabe it was just
I am quoting from web page titled:
What's new and what changed in Cygwin 1.7
Chapter 1. Cygwin Overview
In one of the bullet items on the first page, it states :
Cygwin 1.7 can read all old style symlinks, but the new style is not
compatible with older Cygwin releases.
If this is true, then why am I having these problems now, a few months
after 1.7 release? Has anyone else experience these problems or an I
just a heavy user of symlinks? Has anyone written a tool that will find
and fix these 1.5 symlinks?
Note: cygcheck -s is attached.
web page titled:
http://genealogy.mcferrin.org/ # McFerrin Family History, Public View
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