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Re: Issues encountered with new Cygwin version

Greetings, Linda Walsh!

>>> > > > > 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:

> From this:

> (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][32]...

It did.
Read the help article about "convert" tool for more info.

> NT4 would have been the version before Windows 2000


With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, September 24, 2015 21:32:08

Sorry for my terrible english...

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