Problems with setup.exe
Thu Jun 1 08:11:00 GMT 2000
In article <200005312214.SAA15032@envy.delorie.com> you write:
>> I know that setup.exe is a work in progress, and have heard
>> that some major re-construction is under way, but I would like to
>> know if there is a fix for this. Every time I update a package using
>> setup -u foo setup reverts my mount table back to the default, and
>> re-writes cygwin.bat deleting any modifications I have made.
>Currently, no. I have already added a bit that defaults the mount
>mode (text/binary) to the previous mount mode. What do people *want*
>setup to do, and what are the possible dangers in doing that?
If you are doing a full setup, then it should be free to change the
mount mode. But if you are doing an upgrade, i.e. "setup -u", then
it shouldn't change anything beyond the upgraded packages. IMHO.
Is there going to be a "setup --help" BTW? I'm not sure enough people
know about the existence of "setup -u".
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