Cygwin /tmp\foo behaviour

Trevor Forbes
Mon Jun 12 03:01:00 GMT 2000

Well ....... I finally got it (X11 at least) to compile with Cygwin 1.1.2

TEMP had be set  eg TEMP=E:\Temp
and  TMPDIR had to be unset.
This is the only way it would compile.

I then set TMP=E:\Temp and it still compiled.


Chris, Suhaib - thanks for the help


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Faylor" <>
To: "Cygwin-Xfree" <>
Sent: Monday, 12 June 2000 12:05
Subject: Re: Cygwin /tmp\foo behaviour

> On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 10:41:30AM +0930, Trevor Forbes wrote:
> >So If I understand you correctly "/tmp\cc017659.base" should not link
> >as ld will always be looking for "/tmpcc017659.base" which will never
> Nope.  You were trying to test out something by using a \ character at the
> bash command line.  In your test case, bash ate the \ character just like
> it would on UNIX.  The "problem" that you saw was unrelated to the problem
> in gcc.
> >I have removed the TMP environment variable but it still has the same
> >problem. I may need to rebuild it again:\
> Unset all of your TMP environment variables:  TEMP TMP TMPDIR, etc.
> cgf

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