Installing on a Samba share drive

Albrecht Schlosser
Thu Dec 6 10:17:00 GMT 2007

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 11:38:54PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 10:45:43PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>>>> Tom Leonard wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I created a Samba share on my Debian system, mapped it to a drive letter 
>>>>> on my XP Home system and did a full network install of Cygwin on the 
>>>>> root of the mapped drive. 

>> Has 'setup.exe' finally been updated to create .lnk file style symlinks?
>> Guess it has been a while since I've wandered through that code. :-)
> Ah, good point.  I was actually thinking this might have been the same
> thing that as someone on IRC was reporting where I thought they said
> that they just saw .lnk files but I see now that this wasn't mentioned
> above.  Sorry about that.
> Same answer, though.  Using cygwin utiltities to create the files should
> rectify the problem.

Well, the OP wrote that he used setup.exe to do "a full network 
install". Since setup.exe is a native windows program, would this mean 
that an install to a network share wouldn't work?


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