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

Christopher Faylor
Wed May 13 17:06:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 06:43:34PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On May 13 18:36, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On May 13 12:15, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 10:56:58AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > >Yes.  The nouser option doesn't make sense for the mount command because
>> > >you can't override a nouser mount point with the mount command anyway.
>> > >Every mount point created by mount is a user mount point.
>> > 
>> > That is exactly what I changed.  Since linux doesn't have the concept of
>> > a "user" mount, it seems counterintuitive not to be able for a
>> > sufficiently privileged user to be able to update a "system" mount
>> > without needing to change /etc/fstab and restarting every Cygwin process.
>> But that still doesn't make sense.  The idea is that system (or nouser)
>> mount points are unchangeable within a session.  The mount points you
>> create with mount are valid inside of a session only anyway, and the
>> user typically should not override what the system admin has set as
>> unchangable by the user.
>Oh, btw, Linux *has* a "user" mount option, which are mount points
>every user can use.  That's fairly close (of course not 100%) to how
>Cygwin is handling user mounts.

Right, that's why I argued for "nouser" rather than "system" as the
option.  But, on linux, root can issue a mount command which changes the
"nouser" environment.

I thought it would be useful to allow an administrator to also set a
global mount point that would disappear when "cygwin halts".


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