No such file or directory

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Sat Mar 25 20:11:00 GMT 2000


At 10:48 PM 3/25/00, Chris Faylor wrote:
>On Sat, Mar 25, 2000 at 10:40:13PM -0500, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
> >Looks to me like your big problem is the install program which assumes the 
> >UNIX convention of executables without extensions (.exe).  It looks for
> >remind and not remind.exe, which is what exists.
>
>I wonder if it would really be a big deal if cygwin, by default, found a
>file "foo.exe" if there was no existing file "foo".
>
>We keep running into this problem and I wonder if implementing this in
>cygwin would solve more problems than it causes.
>
>cgf


Its been a while but isn't there already something in there that does the
reverse for executables in general?  I should go looking.  My guess is what
I'm remembering is a related but different topic.

But I agree with you.  This is a common "problem" of the configure/make/
install sequence of GNU packages on Cygwin and, although its not a big deal 
to work with once you understand it, it does generate list traffic regularly. 
I guess I'm wondering why the alternate install script solution that has been
"floated" in the past is not something Cygwin uses now.  I admit I never
looked that closely at it.  If it does the right job, the thing that I 
think is good about it is that it targets the problem in the context of
installs, which seems to be where the problem lies...



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