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Re: Problem installing setup-1.7

Corinna Vinschen wrote:

Nevertheless, take the scripts carefully for now.  I have a nagging
feeling that my approach to fetch the old mount points from the registry
is not exactly foolproof.  Something about the rootdir...

Well, if you follow Brian instructions here:

Then when you run setup-1.7.exe you don't /have/ any mounts in the registry -- so all you'll get in /etc/fstab are the basic default mounts. [*] Later, when setup-1.7.exe is updated -- so that we don't have to remove all the 1.5 mount info from the registry before running setup-1.7.exe -- it'll work better on that initial install, but only for system mounts -> /etc/fstab. It doesn't attemp to replicate user mounts (for all users? current user? some selected group of 'cygwin' users? Yech!) into /etc/fstab.d/. That's ok, IMO, but when we release 1.7, end-users need to know about that update quirk.


[*] 'course, does more than just manipulate mounts and /etc/fstab

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