New Cygwin Net Release

Chris Faylor
Tue Apr 18 13:17:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, Apr 18, 2000 at 09:42:23AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- DJ Delorie <> wrote:
>> Then, download the setup.exe program TO A TEMPORARY DIRECTORY.
>> Shut down ALL CYGWIN APPLICATIONS (including inetd, etc.).
>> Then, IN A COMMAND WINDOW, use "cd" to change to that temporary
>> directory and type "setup.exe".
>> Setup will ask you where you want your root to be.  If you specify the
>> same directory as your current root.  YOUR CURRENT ROOT WILL BE
>> OVERWRITTEN.  There will be no recovery from this.  You may want to do
>> backups, and unmount your old mount points, to isolate them if you are
>> the paranoid type.
>You should also umount /usr as well if you have that mounted.  Also, if you
>have any other subdirectory of /usr mounted you need to umount those. 
>Setup.exe will use the existing mount table if it exists so make sure you know
>whats going to be overwritten.
>DJ, the README needs to have this warning in BOLD CAPS.

A patch would be gratefully accepted.


P.S. Don't blame DJ the words in the README and in the announcment are mine...

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