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On 9/3/06, Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote: > 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. I know at least four ways to convert DOS text files to UNIX ones. The point is why I should do it if it can be avoided. Doing it may also mean I need to have two copies of the source tree. > 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. For the tools, maybe. For the files, I doubt. People always share files between Windows and Cygwin, or between Windows and Linux on the dual-boot system. It is convenient not to have to check out the sources twice in different ways. > 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. This is true. I doubt its value, when you can simply having the following script in /usr/local/bin: #! /bin/sh /path/to/cvs.exe --lf $* If you think this option can have side-effecs, that is fine. Document it clearly in the manual, and warn the user in the manual. Unlike the case of `commit -r', I believe this option is quite trivial, and keeping it will not affect other parts of CVSNT.--I believe also this option is not guilty to the point of having to be killed! Best regards, Yongwei -- Wu Yongwei URL: http://wyw.dcweb.cn/