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RE: Successfull build of gcc 4.2.3 with MinGW 5.13 in windows XP


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Dessent [mailto:brian@dessent.net] 
> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:35 PM
> To: Weddington, Eric
> Cc: Ralf Wildenhues; dju; gcc@gcc.gnu.org
> Subject: Re: Successfull build of gcc 4.2.3 with MinGW 5.13 
> in windows XP
> 
> "Weddington, Eric" wrote:
> 
> > This is a very old issue. MinGW/MSYS does not support 
> links. The easiest
> > way around this is to just copy the file.
> 
> But MSYS's 'ln -s' command makes copies of files for exactly this
> reason, so the question remains why it's necessary to hack it 
> to be cp.

Hi Brian,

You're definitely the expert on this. Has MSYS always done this? Or was
there an older version that didn't that the OP might be using?


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