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RE: default mounts

At 03:11 PM 12/19/2001, Ching, Jimen wrote:
>David Starks-Browning [] said:
> >There is an entry "Why the weird directory structure?"  in the Cygwin
> >FAQ.  Did you read it?  If, after reading the FAQ entry, you still
> >have questions or problems, please report them to the list.
>Apparently, this FAQ is accurate.  The problem is, there are files
>installed into /usr/lib, which the mounts will override.  See below.
>Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [] said:
> >I suggest you remove any symlinks
> >to for directories that setup.exe uses as mounts prior to using setup.  
> >I expect that was your problem during installation of the latest Cygwin 
> >version.
>I did, and setup.exe recreated the mounts.  From the FAQ above, it seems
>this is the expected behavior.  But it does not explain the files in
>the original directory.  This is a list of those files:
>I could not find any package that provides 'glut'.  Should I just delete
>these files?

These would come from the OpenGL package.  I guess I'm still not clear on
what you're implying here.  Are you suggesting that you did not have 
/usr/lib and /usr/bin before you ran setup.exe and somehow in the process
the directories were created, the files you mentioned were deposited in 
them, and then setup.exe mounted these directories elsewhere?  It is not
setup.exe's expected behavior to put anything in /usr/bin and /usr/lib.  
It is setup.exe's expected behavior to mount <Cygwin install dir>/bin to 
/usr/bin and <Cygwin install dir>/lib to /usr/lib.  Unless you can provide
more details of what you did, I have to conclude that you created /usr/lib
and /usr/bin prior to running setup.exe.  If that's the case, I recommend
that you not do this.  If not, I don't have enough information about the
process you followed to even begin speculating further.

I'd recommend getting rid of the files you list above and installing the 
OpenGL package via setup.exe if you want it.


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