[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: lua-5.3.6-2

Lemures Lemniscati lemures.lemniscati@gmail.com
Mon May 31 10:41:17 GMT 2021


On Mon, 31 May 2021 12:26:59 +0300, Andrey Repin via Cygwin
> Greetings, Andrey Repin via Cygwin!
> 
> > Trying to follow manually
> 
> > # /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/lua lua /usr/bin/lua5.3 503 --verbose --test
> > reading /var/lib/alternatives/lua
> > auto
> > /usr/bin/lua
> 
> > /usr/bin/lua5.3
> > 503
> > would link /usr/bin/lua -> /etc/alternatives/lua
> > would link /etc/alternatives/lua -> /usr/bin/lua5.3
> 
> > It seems "alternatives" is trying to create links to nonexistent files.
> > Which is not possible under Windows.
> 
> > Manually creating source link let the thing go
> 
> > # ln -fsT /usr/bin/lua5.3 /etc/alternatives/lua
> > # /usr/sbin/alternatives --install /usr/bin/lua lua /usr/bin/lua5.3 503 --verbose
> > reading /var/lib/alternatives/lua
> 
> Err, though I've included that in the reply, but it seems I was distracted at
> the moment.
> 
> CYGWIN=wincmdln winsymlinks:nativestrict glob:ignorecase
> 

Thank you, Andrey Repin.

I didn't know about an option 'winsymlinks' [1].

[1]: https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html#cygwinenv-implemented-options


I think I've understood necessity to avoid making symlinks to
non-existent files.

I'll modify postinstall/preremove scripts.

Regards,

Lem



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