Opened 4 weeks ago

#1381 new defect

The windows feature should not be set on Cygwin

Reported by: johnwcowan Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: someday
Component: core libraries Version: 4.12.0
Keywords: Cc:
Estimated difficulty:


In general, the assumption that Cygwin is Windows is a bad idea. Cygwin doesn't like Windows paths, though it can tolerate them in some circumstances, and process execution is done via bash, not via cmd. On a Cygwin build, the windows: entry in (features) should not be present.

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