Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD on M$ Windows?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2001 18:29:16
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Alan Barrett wrote:
> : Perhaps solving the reserved filename problem at the Cygwin level would
> : be better than simply avoiding the reserved file names in the NetBSD
> : source tree.
> Cygwin isn't the only Un*x-on-Winblows system that is in popular use today.

Good point.

> It was far easier to rename the ~15 files that were offending.  It's already
> done, and there's very little overhead for future maintenance.

It's still impossible to checkout a source tree from CVS under
Cygwin, because cvs wants to create subdirectories called "aux" under
dist/am-utils and usr.sbin.sendmail.  Even with the "-P" option, cvs
wants to create and then delete the directory, which is arguably a bug
in cvs.

--apb (Alan Barrett)