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Re: change /usr ?

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 03:27:34PM +0100, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
> >By the way: there is no problem with changing the name of the c:\cygwin 
> >directory but you can't do it from within Cygwin. The best (or easiest) 
> >way to do it is to quit all Cygwin programs, rename your directory and 
> >re-run Setup to fix your registry. *Do not* edit the registry yourself!
> >Of course, this is not sure to work either, and none of these procedures 
> >are even remotely close to advisable, but I guess you already knew that.
> Sorry but uninstalling and reinstalling sounds like more of a Windows
> way of doing things than a UNIX way of doing things.  This is like
> demolishing and rebuilding the house just to change the wallpaper.
> setup.exe doesn't do anything special with the mount table.  So, using
> mount is perfectly fine.  It will take a lot less time.  Just look at
> the output from mount and make sure that all of the mount entries match
> the new layout.
Just wondering: doesn't Cygwin need the directories on which the mount 
table is based to at least exist to work? If so, how can you use mount (a 
Cygwin application) without those directories being there?

I may be wrong in the assumption that Cygwin needs it, but if it does, I 
see Setup (a non-Cygwin application) as the only way out.

If Cygwin doesn't need the mount table to be OK to work, *wow* ;)


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