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Re: Base-files-mketc.sh error for non-existing C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc
- From: David Lee <mailtolky at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:29:29 +0800
- Subject: Re: Base-files-mketc.sh error for non-existing C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc
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On 22 January 2016 at 15:13, Achim Gratz <Stromeko@nexgo.de> wrote:
> What I mean is this: are all the Windows versions that Cygwin supports
> looking for the hosts and other files in
> or are there some versions, situations or configurations where it looks for
> those files in a different place?
There are two issues here:
(1) A bug that the base-files script tries to link to files in
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Drivers\Etc directory (should have been
(2) Your concern of whether there are 'other places to look
for those files'.
It seems that you want to wait for confirmations/denials for (2) before
fixing (1). If there is none then (1) stays forever. I think it is better to
separate two issues.
First, fix (1) as if (2) doesn't exist (if you have problem
with this then consider: the old code is coded as if (2) doesn't
exist, why should the patched code be different?)
Then, wait for confirmations for (2). You can always patch again if a
confirmation emerges - it is never too late. If no answer comes up,
at least the bug doesn't stay forever.
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