/usr/bin and /usr/lib mount points (WAS: RE: telnet problems with current cygwin version)

Peter Ring PRI@cddk.dk
Thu Jun 15 07:29:00 GMT 2000


I don't have any duplication, and I don't miss anything. I just have
/usr, /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/lib, with a fairly normal distribution of
files between them (mainly determined by the tarballs). Just as on any
other FHS compliant file hierarchy system. For me, it's simpler (read:
less error-prone) this way.

Kind regards
Peter Ring


-----Original Message-----
From: Earnie Boyd [ mailto:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com ]
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 3:08 PM
To: Peter Ring
Cc: 'Cygwin (E-mail)'
Subject: Re: /usr/bin and /usr/lib mount points (WAS: RE: telnet
problems with current cygwin version)


--- Peter Ring <PRI@cddk.dk> wrote:
-8<-
> 
> BTW, I'm also a bit perplexed about /bin vs. /usr/bin ... There's a
> discussion about it starting at about this message
-8<-

The reason for these mount points is that some UNIX utilities depend on
the
existance of /usr/bin and/or /usr/lib.  With out these the utilities
will fail
to work.  Knowing this, and not wanting to create duplication, it was
decided
to just create mount points of the physical directories.

If you remove them (and you have the right to do so), then you risk not
being
able to run some utilities.

Regards,

=====
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