[cvsnt] --lf obsolete?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Sun Sep 3 08:22:10 BST 2006

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Flávio Etrusco wrote:
>> Sorry, thats not true.
>> If you have to compile for instance a gcc compiler with cygwin to
>> use it as a cross compiler than there is no other way to checkout
>> the gcc with unix line endings at all, or it won't compile.
>> Ernst
> But in this case the -k+L expansion mode is the way to go...
> -Flávio

Not to mention that's a pretty contrived example...  few people actually 
compile compilers even natively let alone under cygwin (if it's even 
possible under that.. you need a pretty complete unix environment for it 
to work).  Plus anyone doing that level of lowlevel work would know to 
run dos2unix on the source tree so would never hit the issue.

99.9% of people simply will never hit this problem.  For those 0.1% 
they're pretty much treating cygwin as a separete OS anyway and should 
either be considering using unix via vmware/colinux/ssh anyway, or need 
to properly to treat cygwin as a completely separate environment with 
its own tools and use the cvs supplied with cygwin.

As it is cvsnt on windows is a windows application and continue to obey 
the windows rules.  If someone wants to port cvsnt to cygwin that's up 
to them of course.. I'm sure it's possible.


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