x86/ -> ./ symlink

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Jun 29 17:59:00 GMT 2013

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 12:46:00PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 10:01:52AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Jun 24 19:52, Achim Gratz wrote:
>>> May I suggest that this sort of link (and the similar one in
>>> cygwinports) has potential to break mirror scripts in bad ways?  Not
>>> quite as bad, but linking x86_64 -> 64bit also results in duplicates
>>> that aren't serving a good purpose.
>>The x86 symlink break the "Install from directory" function of
>>setup.exe.  It runs into some endless loop.  If I remove the symlinks it
>>works as usual.  I don't know why it does that at all.  It has no
>>business reading these symlinks.  If nobody beats me to it, I'll
>>investigate next week.
>Are you saying that this is happening with a CVS version of setup.exe?
>If not, it seems impossible that this symlink would cause an issue on a
>local install.
>Or, maybe you're copying the whole release area to your work area as
>you proposed in the cygwin list.

I didn't try to duplicate this but I did just move the symlink down a
level.  There are now x86 and x86_64 directories containing symlinks
to the respective release areas.  That is what it should have looked

There are also setup.ini files in those directories but they are likely
to be stale.


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