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Re: /usr/bin exists not; man can't find nroff; permissions inconsistent

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Carlo Florendo wrote:

> 3APA3A wrote:
> >Dear Carlo Florendo,
> >
> >>d:\cygwin\/bin                     /usr/bin                  system  binmode
> >>d:\cygwin\/lib                     /usr/lib                  system  binmode
> >
> >remount /usr/bin and /usr/lib correctly.
> Great!  First, from cmd prompt, I unmounted everything using:
> umount -A
> Then, I mounted the root directory using
> mount d:\cygwin  /
> Then, I made /usr/bin a symbolik link to /bin by:
> ln -s /bin/ /usr/bin

NO, NO, NO!  Don't use symlinks.  /usr/bin and /usr/lib are supposed to be
*mounted*.  Simply "mount -f d:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin" and "mount -f
d:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib".  Otherwise lots of stuff will break when you
least expect it.  Just for consistency, you might also want to "mount -f
-b d:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts", although
that's optional since your primary mount is binmode.

> Now, everything works fine now.  Gee, why did I have to do that?  Isn't
> that supposed to be taken cared of by setup?

I have a feeling you've hit on the "trailing backslash in Cygwin root"
bug.  It was discussed on the list about a month ago -- just search the
archives (using Google).
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    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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