W7x64/Cygwin 1.7.9-1 Weird problem with cp and cat

g4@novadsp.com g4@novadsp.com
Mon Oct 24 13:00:00 GMT 2011


I am trying to build WebKit on Windows. There are a large number of bash
and perl scripts plus makefiles which rely on Cygwin tools.

My original problem was that cat and cp refused to work when given
filenames starting with/dev/fs/. I 'solved' this by modifying the
scripts to run "mount -c /dev/fs".

Despite this there are still a couple of instances where I get the
following errors:

cp /home/JEvans/WebKit/Source/WebCore/bindings/scripts/CodeGenerator.pm
/home/JEvans/WebKit/bin/DEBUG_~1/obj/WebCore/scripts/CodeGenerator.pm
cp:
/dev/fs/U/home/JEvans/WebKit/Source/WebCore/bindings/scripts/CodeGenerator.pm:
No such file or directory

Sadly CodeGenerator.pm does exist in that directory - it appears cp is
getting confused.

Can anyone explain what might be going wrong here?

Thx++

Versions:

bash 4.1.10
cp 8.10
Cygwin 1.7.9-1
Windows 7SP1 U x64





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