[ANNOUNCEMENT] Public Cygwin 1.7 test starts today

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Dec 12 14:29:00 GMT 2008


On Dec 11 13:14, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 12/10/2008 3:34 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> At the end of this mail you will find a more or less complete list of
>> changes from 1.5.x to 1.7.x.
>
> I think you forgot to mention the change to st_nlink [1], which will affect 
> some applications.  For example, the kpathsea search library for texlive 
> needs to be patched to accommodate the change.  (I've sent the patch to the 
> tlbuild list in case anyone is interested.)  This might also apply to 
> cygwin's tetex package, but I haven't tested it.

Yes, that's right.  I forgot about that.  I didn't know that more than
just findutils and coreutils are affected.  In theory, every tool
should be able to deal with st_nlink == 1.  It's not the right value
for an emtpy dir, which would be 2, so any tool should check what's
actually going on in that dir.


Corinna

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