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Re: How to properly set up a chrooted environment

On 04/01/2010 01:26 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 04/01/2010 02:19 PM, wrote:

I'm trying to build a chrooted env in a windows 7 box:
CYGWIN_NT-6.1 win7 1.7.2(0.225/5/3) 2010-03-24 21:12 i686 Cygw
What do you hope to accomplish with this?  You are NOT adding any
security to your system by using a cygwin chroot, because you do not
have operating system support (that is, an application can escape the
jail by using native Windows commands).  chroot exists to ease porting
some programs (such as coreutils), but is NOT a solution for security
that you seem to think it is.
I'd like to use it to set up the environment for Rational Clearcase's concept of setting a view. It uses a chrooted environment of sorts. Of course lacking OS support it probably wouldn't be 100% but it might smooth the rough edges.
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