Cygwin x86 on Windows 10 ARM64

Brian Inglis
Wed Jul 11 16:13:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-07-10 07:04, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 10 10:51, David Allsopp wrote:
>> I've been trying out the x86 emulation in Microsoft's ARM64 version of
>> Windows 10 1803.
>> I had two issues with Cygwin x86. The first, which is simple, is that
>> Windows doesn't by default create C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc which
>> causes /etc/postinstall/ to exit with an error all the
>> time. I wonder if there's a possible workaround to make that less intrusive?

C:\ > mklink /d /h C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\etc C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Note: args reversed from ln

> Try if C:\Windows\Sysnative\drivers\etc works.  That should be the
> easiest way to fix the issue in the script.

SysNative does not exist under x64 - could check arch dependent, or dir
dependent: check for hardcoded `cygpath -W`/SysNative/drivers/etc/ dir (unless
there is a standard SysNative folder id or env var I can't find), then fall back
to `cygpath -S`/drivers/etc/.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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