Re: libdpkg: m_fork and friends
Ian Jackson wrote:
This is a pretty broad-sweeping statement, but I'm willing to be
convinced. What file-system semantics are you thinking of?
Phil Lello writes ("libdpkg: m_fork and friends"):
I've started trying to port dpkg natively to Windows (as opposed to
dpkg is not going to work properly when given a filesystem which does
not have proper Unix semantics. Ie, it will not work correctly on
Windows. It doesn't even work properly on NFS so I think you are
doomed. (Although Windows users are already used to random lossage so
perhaps the occasional failures may be tolerable.)
Bear in mind that a package intended for a windows target will, by its
very nature, be using a win32-compatable filesystem layout.