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Re: mount with the latest cygwin snapshot

Hi All...

From: Christopher Faylor Subject: Re: mount with the latest cygwin snapshot
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:34:40 -0400

On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 07:08:27PM -0700, Karl M wrote:
> $ c:/cygwin/bin/mount -f -s -b C:/Cygwin /
> cygwin warning:
>  MS-DOS style path detected: C:\Cygwin
>  Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /
>  CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this
> warning.
>  Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:

You have to update your mount.exe from a cygwin-inst-*.tar.bz2 too.

So I downloaded the latest cygwin-inst file and did a tar -xjf to my desktop. Then I stopped all cygwin processes and copied the etc and usr to C:\Cygwin. But then I got the same warning message the first time I ran my script (but not subsequent times). But I also noticed that I had the new files that should have been in /bin in /usr/bin and so on. I did the manual copy to avoid the in use file replacement problem. I then manually moved the contents of /usr/bin and /usr/lib to /bin and /lib to resolve the problem.

So what is the correct way to do the update from the cygwin-inst-?.tar.bz2?



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