Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/10/28/02:30:32

From: Vik Heyndrickx <Vik DOT Heyndrickx AT rug DOT ac DOT be>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Possibly make problem
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:37:22 +0200
Organization: University of Ghent, Belgium
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Michal Mertl wrote:
> I also have problems with lfns; I have read Eli wrote that DJGPP 2.02 will
> have lfn=y as default setting, but wan't it cause problems when it runs
> on plain dos? 

No. On genuine SFN systems LFN=y yields no problems. On LFN systems
LFN=y is a good idea because most LFN problems arise because LFN was set
default to N. Most W95 users don't descend often to plain DOS.
And being set default to Y means that it can be overriden! 

> I get to this problem because to be able to try libsocket I had to enable
> lfns. If I set lfn=y I can't use info because I have my info files
> gzipped. It seems to me that gzip (from djgpp archives) never use lfns, am
> I correct, it always creates files with only one dot in name?

I don't really know, but since gzip is a djgpp port (or isn't yours?) I
don't think it will truncate names with LFN set to on.

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