why not use root as root?
Gerrit P. Haase
Mon Jan 1 03:52:00 GMT 2001
<31 Dec 2000, 20:37 Uhr wars, als Anthony & Yinkwan folgendes schrub:>
< Re: why not use root as root? >
> I took it that they ment the root directory of your windows boot
> partition (C:) ... I've installed Cygwin in the root directory of a
> dedicated NTFS partition (D:) and suffered no dire consequences to date !
Yes, so did i, got a free partitition, so i feel brave to try it.
One issue, i find out is, if you aere in root dir ' / ' and do a
'cd ..' , you find yourself in ' /.. ' , and after another 'cd ..'
you are in ' /../.. ', maybe this could cause problems?
> "Gerrit P. Haase" wrote:
> > I found this entry in the faq:
> > http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_4.html#SEC52
> > So there is no explanation, what is the problem with that issue.
> > I only read, that it is not recommended, but why?
> > 'It is strongly recommended not to make the Cygwin root directory
> > the same as your drive's root directory, unless you know what you
> > are doing and are prepared to deal with the consequences. '
> > What are the consequences?
Gerrit Peter Haase
FP: 875C 745E 01CF 8A34 2767 BE39 305E 5261 28A0 5137
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