symlinks not working on Samba mounted drives.

Stephen Iribarne
Thu Jun 15 09:31:00 GMT 2000

Title: RE: symlinks not working on Samba mounted drives.

I checked their web online doc as well.. I'll check again. Maybe the 111 degree temp here yesterday got me all screwed up!  :)


Steve Iribarne                                                
Tut Systems, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From:   Chris Faylor []
Sent:   Thursday, June 15, 2000 9:26 AM
To:     cygwin
Subject:        Re: symlinks not working on Samba mounted drives.

On Thu, Jun 15, 2000 at 10:00:39AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Stephen Iribarne wrote:
>> I checked out the FAQ on this but my version of Samba 1.9 and the
>> latest version I have 2.03 on another Linux box must not support the
>> options mentioned in the FAQ.
>> When I do from my bash shell:
>> ln -s ../main/FileFoo.h .
>> If I look at the file that was just created it looks like
>> !<symlink>../main/FileFoo.h^@
>> The FAQ talks about the option mask system = yes and create mask =
>> 0775.  I can't find anything in the Samba doc that talks about this.
>> I've tried multiple variations...any help would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>Creating symlinks on Samba drives is not possible with Cygwin.
>A solution would need new versions of both, Cygwin and Samba.

Actually, it is possible, you just have to follow the instructions in
the FAQ.  If the configuration options aren't in your samba documentation
then maybe you have an old version of samba.


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