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Re: "cp: will not create hard link"

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 20:18:50 -0500, you wrote:

>On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 07:43:32PM -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>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.
>It doesn't work that way.  New dlls always work with older binaries.
>If this "cp" was a cygwin binary then it would work.

Well, it didn't.  Renaming the old cp.exe to get it out of the way
made the build script continue on and die a bit later (when it got to
an old version of find.exe).

Maybe there was a hidden bug that just got revealed with the newer
DLL.  Here's the exact error I see when using the old cp with the new

cp -pr  ../../../library/base  ../../../library/tools
../../../library/methods ../../../library/grid  ../../../library/ctest
../../../library/eda  ../../../library/lqs  ../../../library/mle
../../../library/modreg  ../../../library/mva ../../../library/nls
../../../library/splines  ../../../library/stepfun
../../../library/tcltk  ../../../library/ts ../../../library/R.css
cp: will not create hard link `rw1090dev/library/eda/html' to
directory `rw1090dev/library/eda/Meta'
cp: will not create hard link `rw1090dev/library/mva/html' to
directory `rw1090dev/library/mva/data'

(I said it was copying 30 directories, but it's actually only 15.)


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