Avoid collisions between parallel installations of Cygwin

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Oct 15 16:27:00 GMT 2009

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 06:17:33PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Oct 15 16:03, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> Quoting Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com>:
>>> Does it hurt?  No.  There's only one such entry per installation path.
>>> Your thumb drive, typically using the same drive letter every time
>>> it's used on a machine, will result in one entry.
>> Too bad.  Really I want to leave zero dust when the thumb drive is removed.
>No way, right now, given the "Program Options".  I think the trade-off
>of adding a single entry to the registry to know a path were a DLL has
>been installed once is worth its money if it helps to track down
>potential problems in the long run.  It's just one grain of dust in the
>big picture ;)

As Chuck said, this is an argument for being able to tune the DLL itself
via the resource section or whereever.  But I don't think it's something
that must go in 1.7.1.


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