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Re: "cp: will not create hard link"

On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 21:57:07 -0500, you wrote:

>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).

Just noticed that this doesn't really prove that it's the new Cygwin
that is incompatible.  Here's more detail:

These combinations work:

old cp.exe with Cygwin 1.3.22-1
new cp.exe with Cygwin 1.5.5-1

This doesn't:
old cp.exe with Cygwin 1.5.5-1

I'm not completely sure of the origin of the old cp.exe, but I think
it's from fileutils-4.1-1.   It's dated June 15, 2001.  It's
definitely importing things from cygwin1.dll.

Duncan Murdoch

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