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Re: Question regarding problem during uninstall using setup.exe

Hi Alan

Bear in mind that some of the mount points might include Cygwin
packages. For instance my /usr/X11R6 is mounted from a separate
partition for space reasons. So it couldn't be unmounted and still be


Don Sharp

Alan Miles wrote:
> Rob,
> Sorry it has been a looong week ... with quite a number of looong weeks
> ahead,
> and I misinterpreted your response.
> Anyway, I appreciate your responses. I am going to try a preremove script. I
> have just checked
> to see if there is any online info about how these work, but I couldn't see
> any.
> Anyway with the preremove script, I am going to try an unmount first of any
> specific mounted dir's prior to the removal of the package.
> I am aware (as I subscribe to cygwin-apps) that there is allot of work being
> done on setup.exe and cygwin dll (1.5.1) and not being familiar with the
> program would take allot of work to get up to speed.
> However, I would be more than willing to share my results of the preremove
> script, if the unmounting works.
> Alan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Collins []
> Sent: August 1, 2003 17:00
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Question regarding problem during uninstall using setup.exe
> On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 21:45, Alan Miles wrote:
> > Rob,
> >
> > Thanks for the message.
> >
> > However, my "packages" did NOT create these directories - I just wish to
> > mount them, therefore setup should not be deleting them. For example,
> I understand that. Which part of my email suggested I did not understand
> the problem?
> It's known. The cause it predictable. We could do better - hey, you're
> welcome to join in the development and help improve this area!
> Cheers,
> Rob
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