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Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 23:38:38 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: symlinks
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On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 11:29:09PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Robert Collins wrote:
>
>>When extracting tarballs, should setup create 'native' symlinks or magic
>>cookie symlinks?
>
>I thought the magic cookie (!<symlink>target) symlinks were deprecated. 
>Currently, "ln -s" makes "special" .lnk shortcuts; I think setup should do 
>the same -- there should be no difference between the following scenarios:

They're not exactly deprecated.  I think Corinna has had second thoughts
about the current method, actually.  Or, maybe she just didn't like
having cygwin interpret native Windows .lnk files.

I don't anticipate that they will ever go away, so I think we should stick
with having setup.exe create the "old style" method.  It will keep the
code size down in setup.exe.

Or, maybe this will become a non-issue when/if setup.exe is split in two
since we'll be able to use cygwin tar at that point.

cgf

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