Inetutils and mount points

Dave Arnold
Wed Jun 28 01:28:00 GMT 2000


since we're on the subject, I'm also new to cygwin. My install seems to work
ok, however, I made the mistake of giving my temp directory as the install
location.  I've since changed my %TEMP% variable to another location in my
autoexec.bat file but I still feel funny having so much nice stuff in a
directory called e:\temp(this is my cygwin root directory /

If I want to change the name to something better like e:/cygwin  how would I
do this?

I suspect I could do what you guys have been talking about, which is unmount
everything including /  /usr/bin  /usr/lib and others then change the dir
name from temp to cygwin then

> mount -f -s -b e:/cygwin /
> mount -f -s -b e:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin
> mount -f -s -b e:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib

and update my $PATH right?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Little <>
To: '' <>
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 1:10 AM
Subject: RE: Inetutils and mount points

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chris Faylor [ ]
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 8:36 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Inetutils and mount points
>> On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 03:30:00PM +0100, Mike Little wrote:
>> >And don't forget that you need to make sure all your cygwin
>> apps are closed
>> >after removing the olds mounts. Otherwise the shared memory
>> in the cygwin
>> >.dll make things all screwy.
>> Huh?  How does the shared memory make things screwy?  It is
>> supposed to work.
>> Do you have a test case?
>> cgf
>I mean that if you have inetd running as a service and
>then you run bash and delete mounts, the deleted mounts still
>show up in the output of mount in that bash session until you
>close down both that bash session and inetd.
>The next time any cygwin stuff starts all is OK.
>This hasn't happened to me for a while (I haven't changed any
>mounts for a while), so I will try to reproduce it.
>Mike Little
>Share what you know. Learn what you don't.
>ServicePOWER Business Solutions Ltd
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