Avoid collisions between parallel installations of Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Sun Oct 18 13:31:00 GMT 2009

On Oct 16 14:57, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Corinna wrote:
> >   If so, what about putting the functionality to change the resource
> >   setting into cygcheck?
> Well, since cygcheck needs to be able to /read/ it, it'd be silly to put
> the write functionality somewhere else.
> The big (-) here is mismatch between cygcheck.exe and the cygwin1.dll
> that it's modifying.  Suppose the resource section undergoes three
> revisions:
>   1) 1.7.0-63
>   2) 1.7.2
>   3) 1.7.9

You can avoid this problem by defining the resource section in a dynamic
fashion from the start.  Each entry consists of the name of the value,
a descriptive text, and the value itself.  So, each entry could be a
statically sized structure of 256 bytes like this:

  struct resource_value
    char name[32];
    char description[220];
    unsigned long value;

For instance, if the name is "blurb", cygcheck could be advised to
understand an option `--blurb' to set the value.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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