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Re: Failure in cygwin-1.3.6-1 with remapped "cygdrive"
- From: "Collin Grady" <cgrady at willamette dot edu>
- To: "James Roberts-Thomson" <James dot Roberts-Thomson at Optimation dot co dot nz>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 19:40:23 -0800
- Subject: Re: Failure in cygwin-1.3.6-1 with remapped "cygdrive"
- References: <1465A9A047FF514D95217900DBB83954022165@wlgexch01.optimation.co.nz>
You could map /cygdrive to something shorter, like /mnt
I think it worked before because you couldn't cd into /cygdrive in
previous versions, whereas you can now, since 1.3.6-1 treats /cygdrive as a
directory now. Not treating it as a directory in earlier versions is what
allowed your mapping it to / to work, if I understand it correctly.
I never met a piece of chocolate I didn't like.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Roberts-Thomson" <James.Roberts-Thomson@Optimation.co.nz>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 7:34 PM
Subject: Failure in cygwin-1.3.6-1 with remapped "cygdrive"
> Regretfully, cygwin1.dll v1.3.6-1 doesn't work correctly on my systems (I
> use more than one).
> Attempting to start a bash shell displays "bash.exe: warning: could not
> /tmp, please create!". The environment seems completely trashed - no
> executables or bash builtins work correctly (i.e. mount, ls, cd, etc).
> I have determined that this is most likely because I have used the "mount
> -c" option to re-map "cygdrive" as "/" - this meant I could go to specific
> drives as "/c", "/d", etc - perhaps not the best way to implement this,
> it did work well until now.
> I have verified this by using "mount -c /cygdrive" from a C:\ prompt to
> reset back to original behaviour, and bash now starts and works correctly.
> Should this be considered a bug in v1.3.6-1, or a "feature", or simply
> listed as a caveat (i.e. DON'T map /cygdrive to /). I could create
> individual mappings (/c, /d, etc) for the drives I use most frequently -
> to be honest, mapping cygdrive as / was good as my drive letters on the
> are very flexible and dynamic.
> Thanks for the good work so far, however!
> James Roberts-Thomson
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