Bug: link.exe

Sam Steingold sds@gnu.org
Tue Jan 4 22:17:00 GMT 2005

> * Corinna Vinschen <pbevaan-pltjva@pltjva.pbz> [2004-12-23 10:35:16 +0100]:
>> My temporary fix for my developers is to remove coreutils `link' from
>> our systems,

that's what I had to do too.

>> but if it is reinstalled every time coreutils is
>> upgraded, this will cause an ongoing problem.


moving the woe32 directory forward in PATH appears to be the only
"solution" (you never know what important unix commands will be shadowed)

> The link tool is installed by default on Linux as well.

what does it do that ln(1) does not?
alas, both ln(1) and link(1) are in SUS,
so we are stuck here.

> I guess you read my announcement?

the announcement did not mention link(1).
or you mean that you are willing to surrender maintainership?


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