Side-by-side configuration is incorrect reported as permission denied

Pawel Jasinski
Sun Aug 12 12:35:00 GMT 2012


> Cygwin doesn't report Windows error codes.  It reports POSIX ones.  I
> have no idea why there would be a POSIX error code for side-by-side
> errors but if there were, then reporting that is more appropriate.

out of curiosity I have poked into errno.h (as well as man page) on
linux and linux is easier on its users.
It uses values defined by POSIX as well as values which make sense in
context of Linux.
Would you consider relaxing your policy in respect of error codes and
POSIX where would it be a benefit for the user?

In this particular case, all situation where errno (or a message) is
simply reported back to the user would be fine.
Only code which does errno specific attempts to recover or be clever
about it would be affected.
At the moment I my internet access is weak, but once I am at home this
would be a grep through cygwin packages to find out such a use.


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