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Re: Issues encountered with new Cygwin version
- From: Linda Walsh <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- To: "Walter L." <bournenoir at hotmail dot com>, "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:49:09 -0700
- Subject: Re: Issues encountered with new Cygwin version
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Walter L. wrote:
> > > > I believe the target of the symlink should be "protocol" (i.e.
How would that affect 'services'?
Sorry, you lost me. 'services' has 8 characters in the file name and so is
its symlink target; That shouldn't be an issue. Of the 4 symlinks under
/etc/ (i.e. networks, hosts, services, and protocols), only 'protocols'
exceeds the 8 character limit and hence the actual target file in
Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ is 'protocol'. NOTE: I'm talking about the
*target* file not the symlinks themselves, which are fine.
Oops.. my bad -- don't know why I substituted services. However,
weren't those files there for unix-subsystem support? Not sure:
(page 39) -- it says those files were specific to NT systems beginning with
NT4.0, which used NTFS. I don't know if NT supported having the windows/system32
directory on FAT]... NT4 would have been the version before Windows 2000
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