why not use root as root?

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Mon Jan 1 18:39:00 GMT 2001


"Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" wrote:

> Right.  Perhaps as an attempt to clarify, the FAQ contains an entry on this
> to discourage people who don't understand (or care) about the placement of
> tools and the differences between Cygwin utilities and Win32/DOS versions
> of the same name.  If an individual is cognizant of these issues and
> careful to avoid conflicts, one may install Cygwin anywhere, including the
> root of any drive.  Of course, if one decides to do this and later has some
> troubles, its likely that any queries to this list will receive back the
> suggestion of installing at the recommended location as a first step to
> resolving the issue.  This is simply because there are far too many possible
> configurations and too few that can (or want to) help track problems like
> this.  Following this recommendation eliminates at least one variable and
> will save the users in general possible problems.  This has the added bonus
> of limiting many user queries to the list about why Cygwin utilities in
> c:\bin suddenly don't work after one installs MKS into c:\bin!;-)
>

Thanks, Larry.  I was about to say something similar but decided to see if someone had already chimed in on this point.  If you expect
help from this list then you had best do as suggested, otherwise you may be on your own when a problem arises.

Cheers,
Earnie.


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