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Re: "cp: will not create hard link"
- From: Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch at pair dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 19:43:32 -0500
- Subject: Re: "cp: will not create hard link"
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 11:51:48 -0500, I wrote:
>To the Cygwin mailing list:
>Back in January, Thomas Baker (who is BCC'd on this) posted a question
>about a large call to cp giving an error message about not being able
>to create a hard link. Ref:
>I've just upgraded cygwin from 1.3.22-1 (March 18, 2003) to a couple
>of different 1.5.x versions, including 1.5.5-1 (Sept 20, 2003), and
>have started getting this error.
>It happens in a build script that is copying about 30 directories that
>contain around 3000 files in total.
>Does anyone know what's going wrong here, or any workarounds other
>than "don't upgrade"?
I think I've tracked this down. My path contained an old version of
cp.exe, ahead of the newly installed one. It must have been
incompatible with the newly installed cygwin dll.
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