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Re: cygwin Digest 22 Apr 2000 17:29:16 -0000 Issue 477

> On Fri, Apr 21, 2000 at 03:29:25PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> >> It sounds like you probably have /bin mounted explicitly.  Looks like
> >> this is YA change to setup.
> >
> >The documentation might oughta change from "explicit mounts will be
> >overwritten," to something like "explicit mounts will cause Weird Things
> >to happen before being overwritten."
> Um.  No.  I guess I should have phrased that as a question:  Did you have
> /bin mounted explicitly?

Yes.  But only /bin.  It had been so long since I had to mess with the
mounts that I'd forgotten which were default and which were explicit.

> Another question:  Did you have other cygwin processes running during the
> setup?


> Rather than add glib comments to the documentation, I think it is probably
> a better plan to track down what's going wrong.

I took it as given that anybody implementing my suggestion would have
expanded Weird Things into a much longer and less facetious expression.
:-|  I will try to be more literal in the future.

We're in the process of rebuilding another LoseNT box; when we're done
I might be putting Cygwin onto it.  If I do I will be more than happy
to experiment.  The new setup.exe alone might be enough.


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