More: [1.7] packaging problem? Both /usr/bin/ and /usr/lib/ are non-empty

Earnie Boyd
Tue May 12 14:07:00 GMT 2009

Quoting Corinna Vinschen <>:

>> (b) downside: if somebody has multiple installations (boo! bad! hissss!)
> *shrug*

Why is this bad?  Oh, maybe shared memory regions with like names.  In  
MSYS I changed the shared regions to be named based on a hash of the  
path to the DLL.  This allows multiple copies of the dll in memory at  
the same time without interfering with each other.  The only problem  
I've found is if I change to a directory containing a different copy  
of the dll or I try to execute a command which resides in a directory  
with a different copy of the dll.  Now vendors can bundle MSYS with  
their product and not have fear of interfering with other instances of  

Might it be possible for Cygwin to do the same?


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