native symlink

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Apr 24 12:50:00 GMT 2013

On Apr 24 08:06, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 4/24/2013 6:34 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I just applied a patch to CVS which adds AFS support as well as native
> > symlink support.  On AFS, native symlinks are used exclusively, on any
> > other filesystem supporting native symlinks Cygwin will try to create
> > them if you specify "winsymlinks:native" in the $CYGWIN environment
> > variable.
> > 
> > After mulling over this problem I found that using an environment
> > solution is better than the mount point solution, because this allows
> > on-the-fly creating of native symlinks in certain scenarios, while the
> > default can be kept at using Cygwin sysfile symlinks, which are still
> > better suited for a POSIX environment.
> > 
> > For completeness, you can also specify "winsymlinks:lnk" or just 
> > "winsymlinks".  This will result in trying to generate shortcut
> > type symlinks, as before.
> > 
> > Jeffrey, please give especially AFS at try here.
> I've confirmed that the unrecognized reparse point fix in 1.7.18-1
> does work.  Unfortunately, I'm still unable to get gcc (actually cc1)
> to build even a simple hello world c program.   Is there is a nightly
> binary distribution I can use to test from?



The latest snapshot from today, as well as the latest 64 bit Cygwin
package (1.7.19-2) both contain these patches.


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