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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2002-07-08 21:03:04 +0000
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>2002-07-08 21:03:04 +0000
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Give some more information on the "command.com" vs. "cmd.exe" issue.
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-$Id: README.win32,v 1.38 2002/07/06 19:51:25 guy Exp $
+$Id: README.win32,v 1.39 2002/07/08 21:03:04 guy Exp $
Installing Ethereal, Tethereal, and Editcap on Win32
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-Many of the file and directory names used in the build process go past the
-old 8.3 naming limitations. As a result, you should use the newer
-"cmd.exe" interpreter instead of the old "command.com"; this may mean
-it's not possible to build Ethereal, at least not from the command line,
-on Windows 95/98/Me - you might have to do it on Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET
+Many of the file and directory names used in the build process go past
+the old 8.3 naming limitations. As a result, at least on Windows NT
+4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows .NET Server, you should use
+the newer "cmd.exe" command interpreter instead of the old
+"command.com", as the "command.com" on Windows 2000, at least, can't
+handle non-8.3 directory names. (It may be that the "command.com" in
+Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me, as it's the only command
+interpreter in those systems, can handle those directories. If not, it
+may not be possible to build Ethereal from the command line on those
+versions of Windows.)
Be sure that your command-line environment is set up to compile
and link with MSVC. When installing MSVC, you can have your