Avoid collisions between parallel installations of Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Oct 13 16:00:00 GMT 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 05:37:48PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Oct 13 15:50, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>About the "allow parallel installation" configuration: if needed at all
>>(as I understand it, the "always allow it" option is still open in the
>>discussion), why not have it simple and dynamic with the CYGWIN
>>environment variable?
>The environment is read much later than the first shared objects are
>created.  Sure, we could just move reading $CYGWIN to a much earlier
>point without breaking anything.  At least this would keep the
>configuration in the same single spot.  But I'm still not convinced
>that making this behaviour optional has any advantage.

Of course it has *some* advantage.  It allows us to sometimes more
easily figure out when someone who is reporting problems has a problem
because they have an older version of cygwin.


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