[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue May 1 13:53:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 09:50:31AM -0400, Lev Bishop wrote:
>On 5/1/07, Christopher Faylor  wrote:
>>On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 08:06:23AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
>>>OK.  Should I copy or make a hard link?
>>Before you do this, I have a question.  Why is this important now when
>>you've apparently been doing this for many years?  This isn't the only
>>package which makes symlinks to executables.  And, since, AFAIK,
>>setup.exe doesn't understand hard links it means that you really do
>>have to make a copy.  If you make a copy you stand the chance of having
>>python.exe out of sync with the thing that it is supposed to be
>>pointing to.
>You could avoid that particular problem by making a hardlink in a
>postinstall script, right?

That would mean that python.exe wouldn't be owned by any package.

You could also solve the problem at hand by just using sh.exe to invoke
python from a non-Cygwin command prompt.


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