XWin startup problem

Simon Marchese simon_marchese@uk.ibm.com
Mon Oct 18 22:33:00 GMT 2004

>On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Simon Marchese wrote:

>> On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Simon Marchese wrote:
>> >font-update 
>> >this should not print the uptodate line for /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc
>> Yup, it didn't print the uptodate line but XWin emits the same errors.

>I suspect it's the same old textmount/binmount problem we encountered some 
>time ago. The latest font packages had a change which seemd to work on text
>and binary mounts but causes problems for a few users.

>can you zipup /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.dir and mail it to me 
>personaly. use 
>bzip2 --keep /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.dir
>to compress the file this will create  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.dir.bz2 
>which I'd like to see.

Ok, I have emailed the file as attachment directly. I did not know before about the mount "mode". The following is what I can get from "mount" as soon as I start cygwin:

$ mount
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type user (textmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type user (textmode)
C:\cygwin on / type user (textmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type user (textmode,noumount)
e: on /cygdrive/e type user (textmode,noumount)

So my next question is the following: if binmode is possible, how can I make the cygwin start script (C:\cygwin\cygwin.bat) mount it's standard mounts in binmode? And even if I wanted to, would that be a good thing?

Here is cygwin.bat:

@echo off

chdir C:\cygwin\bin

bash --login -i

Many thanks for your help.

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