"i586-cygwin32" (was: Re: "mount" )

Sean Champ symmetry_web@email.msn.com
Wed Mar 22 12:03:00 GMT 2000


> i586-cygwin32 is a 
> target directory for platform specific things

thank you.



is there any "i586-cygwin32" in the default  "user.exe" installation?


-- sean





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall@rfk.com>
To: "Sean Champ" <symmetry_web@email.msn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: "mount"


> At 12:39 PM 3/22/00, you wrote:
> >for cygwin-b20.1 on w98:
> >
> >i remember reading something about the mounting-system changing between b20.1 and the current snapshots (or something similar to that, hopefully), so maybe this is irrelevant to those
> >
> >but what exactly could cause "mount" to say that a pathname does not exist, when it looks definitely like it does?
> >
> >
> >eg:
> >== == == ==
> >
> >% mount -b c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/h-i586-cygwin32/bin /bin
> >
> >returns:
> >
> >"Warning: /bin does not exist!"
> >
> >( and
> >    % cd /bin
> >    % dir
> >   shows all o.k.)
> >
> 
> 
> If /bin did not exist before the mount command you will get this message.
> 
> 
> >== == == ==
> >
> >also, if i'm mounting /bin like that, will it cause things in ~/i586-cygwin32/bin to be ignored?  or are those things a redundancy for someone not currently doing cygwin-builds for multiple platforms?
> 
> 
> I'm not sure what you mean by the first question.  i586-cygwin32 is a 
> target directory for platform specific things.   It has more meaning in 
> the Cygnus build environment than outside of it.  You don't need to be
> concerned about it.
> 
> >( and is i586 any different than what might be built on an AMD K6 ?)
> 
> No.  i586 is an indication of a "PC" platform that is Intel compatible.
> Its not an indication of chip specific code (i.e. code in i586 directories
> will run equally well on a 486, 586, 686, K6, etc.)
> 
> 
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