cross-compiling under cygwin?

Howard, Marc Marc.Howard at
Tue Apr 12 04:30:32 EST 2005


It has a /dev filesystem but exporting it doesn't work.  Yes, user and
group ids are supported and it can either be from group/passwd files or
NIS.  It does have hard and soft links.  It is a pretty extensive port
(formerly known as Internix).

It is a solution for environments that have IT departments full of
Micro$soft trained robots located an ocean away who will only allow
installation of Redmond-blessed add-ons.

I'm not pushing it as a solution but it is a free way to have a mount a
NFS-style filesystem on an embedded linux board.  I believe I did
mention that I disliked recommending it but to deny it exists would be

Marc W. Howard

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wd at [mailto:wd at] 
> Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 9:59 AM
> To: Howard, Marc
> Cc: Embedded PPC Linux list
> Subject: Re: cross-compiling under cygwin? 
> In message 
> <91B22F93A880FA48879475E134D6F0BEB9C02A at CA1EXCLV02.adcorp.kla-
>> you wrote:
> > 
> > Yes you can run NFS on Windows.  The systems we ship inside our
> > equipment have a Win2k Server host and the embedded boards 
> hang off of
> And this really supports things like special files,  user  and  group
> id's, permissions including set-uid and hardlinks and all that?
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
> -- 
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