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

Christopher Faylor
Tue May 12 22:23:00 GMT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 10:13:09AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On May 11 16:18, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 04:31:05PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>Uh, I forgot my own mail.  Here's the reason again why R/O entries
>>>might be a good thing:
>>I don't understand how that fstab would ever mean anything if we're not
>>allowing the overriding of "/".  As I said, I think that the / entry in
>>/etc/fstab should be ignored in favor of finding the root from where
>>the cygwin dll is located.  We could add a "force" option to the "/"
>>option in /etc/fstab if we wanted to override the default behavior.
>How exactly does that influence the /usr/bin and /usr/lib entries?

Your example showed a changing root mount point and I thought it
concluded that it would cause confusion for default /usr/lib and
/usr/bin mount points which are still relative to cygwin1.dll's version
of root.

>Did you see my patch in
> ?  Adding
>a "force" option is not much extra code.

No, I didn't look at it because I didn't think we'd reached agreement on
the behavior yet.


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