More: [1.7] packaging problem? Both /usr/bin/ and /usr/lib/ are non-empty

Corinna Vinschen
Wed May 6 13:46:00 GMT 2009

On May  6 14:14, Dave Korn wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On May  5 18:41, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >> I would make / permanent; i.e. unchangeable by the user.  Any mounts in 
> >> /etc/fstab to / are just discarded.  For MSYS the root / is always the 
> >> parent directory of the directory containing the dll and the directory 
> >> containing the dll is always /bin.
> > 
> > Hmm, that's an idea.  We never fixed root before but there is a certain
> > dumbness to the idea to change / (and /usr/bin) away from the place
> > where the Cygwin DLL resides.
> > 
> > I'd rather like to hear other opinions before doing that, though.
>   Just one question: how will this interact with chroot()?

This only happens when started the first time.  At the time the home dir
is evaluated a potential chroot is not set up.  So it won't be any
different than without chroot.


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