[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Cygwin "make install" fails if "." is inside $PATH

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Jan 19 03:08:07 CET 2011

Matthieu <mcrapet at gmail.com> writes:

> Greetings,
> It's a minor issue. See proposed patch.
> Regards,
> Matthieu
> Cygwin "make install" fails if "." is inside $PATH
> As filesystem is case insensitive, ./INSTALL text file
> is taken instead of "coreutils" install.

Putting "." in your PATH is a bad idea in general, doubly so if it
precedes the usual /usr/bin and friends.  Just don't do it.

> This forces the default path for install executable.

That would make life needlessly miserable for people who have an
"install" tool in a non-standard location.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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