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Re: Cygwin bug? Anyone got any ideas?

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: Cygwin bug? Anyone got any ideas?
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 00:09:58 -0500
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> Neither do I. I have no idea about user and group id's on Win. I am 
> not sure if they exist at all. Windows is just so hard to use. Linux 
> makes sense and has good compatibility. Windows makes no 
> sense and has nill compatibility.

Well, then why are you using it?  BTW fat has no uids/gids.

> Alright, let me see. Can I do it with an old-ish Linux? Like RH Linux 
> 5.1 to be exact, then install the Mach/Hurd from there... I wonder if, 

Well, I am sure GNU/Linux will run better than the hurd on an old box.

> since the tar of my GNU System was made with a tar later than 
> the one on the RH Linux 5.1, if it will work. So now I have to figure 

Why wouldn't tar work?

> out what to do. I'm going off to read the files that are on the GNU 
> FTP site where the GNU System can be downloaded from. 
> Docuemntation is famous for being incomprehensible, so I hope it 
> is sensibly written in plain old normal English. I'll let you know how 
> it goes.

If the documentation is not satisfying, tell us and/or fix it.

Neal H Walfield
University of Massachusetts at Lowell or

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