[patch] 3.7.1p2: slogin symlink fixes

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at redhat.com
Mon Nov 17 03:57:12 EST 2003

On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 12:45:50AM -0600, Ben Lindstrom wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> >  There are three small problems with the "slogin" and "slogin.1" symlinks
> > created upon installation:
> >
> > 1. "./" is included in the target path unnecessarily.
> >
> > 2. Symlinks are assumed to be available, while only hardlinks could.
> Are we trying to solve a real world problem here?  Or is just change for
> the sake of change?  What platform do these two things cause hardships on?
> > 3. EXEEXT is not respected for slogin.
> Can I get someone on Cygwin platform to verify this?  That would be the
> only platform this affects.

The above is a non-issue on Cygwin.

EXEEXT isn't necessary for slogin.  It's a symlink, not an executable
and only executables should have the ".exe" suffix.  I vaguely recall
that I sent a patch once to remove EXEEXT from creating the slogin


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Red Hat, Inc.

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