Cygdaemon - planning

Robert Collins
Thu Jul 3 21:30:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 00:43, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> >>So, there needs to be a method to detect the presence of cygserver 
> >>executing or not from the cygwin dll and set an error of ENOSYS if not?
> > 
> > 
> > Right.  That's what would happen.
> > 
> So, if the package configury sets HAVE_FUNCTION_FOO when the system says 
> ENOSYS the package configury is broken and needs fixed anyway.

This is wrong. Consider solaris. Consider linux. There's no guarantee
that the SysVIPC functionality will be available at runtime, even when
it's available at compile time. 

Packages that detect SysVIPC and then /require/ it thereafter - don't
handle ENOSYS at runtime well are broken - but it's not their configury
that is to blame.

> And as Larry points out, packages that require cygserver will be marked 
> with the appropriate dependency.

What dependency? Are you suggesting that cygserver be a separate

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