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On atlas-3.9.16( and previous) Makefile
the following test is present
# If on cygwin, prefix blddir with /cygdrive//
I see no reason for such test as
/$blddir works fine in cygwin.
Moreover it could create problems to any people trying
to build atlas on several cygwin root directories that
in cygwin-1.7 are alllowed.
Is it eventually a ancient workaround ?
of course the test is on "configure" not on "Makefile".
R. Clint Whaley
The idea was to get a fully-qualified path. I believe I needed it at some point because some part of the code (maybe -fno-cygwin compiled code?) wouldn't work w/o the drive letter.
How would the above trick mess you up? Maybe you are saying what if the user has such a directory on both C & D directories, and then ATLAS might choose the wrong one?
/$blddir should be a fully qualified path.
I removed the /cygdrive/c/cygwin, and the build was fine,
as for me
/cygdrive/c/cygwin is used for cygwin 1.5
/cygdrive/c/cygwin2 is used for cygwin-1.7