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Re: Invisible link?

--- Christopher Faylor <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 06:08:33PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >John Carlyle- Clarke wrote:
> >> Darn -- figured it out about 10 seconds after I hit send.  It
> was of course a
> >mount.  I unmounted, created an empty /usr/lib and
> >> then remounted, and now it shows in the folder listing.  Sorry
> about that.
> >
> >WARNING! This is inadvisable! Imagine... some Cygwin binary
> tarballs installing
> >stuff into /lib, others into /usr/lib, depending on configuration
> and how the
> >package works. Ditto /bin and /usr/bin.
> Actually, I don't see any harm in it at all as long as the mounts
> are
> set up appropriately so that c:\cygwin\lib == /usr/lib .  The
> existence
> of a c:\cygwin\usr\lib directory should really not cause any
> problems.

If it helps, just think of cygwin mounts like bindmounts [mount -o
bind ...] in linux.  FWICT, the behavior seems to be identical [other
then how you actually mount them].


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