why not use root as root?

Tim Prince tprince@computer.org
Mon Jan 1 21:02:00 GMT 2001

Maybe I don't understand what you are saying here.  I build and test
software routinely on a FAT32 partition, using build environments installed
on either an NTFS or an extfs partition, so I can compare the test results
conveniently.  Possibly, you mean that the cygwin drive root installation is
advisable only when installed on the same partition as the OS.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <earnie_boyd@yahoo.com>
To: "Robert Collins" <robert.collins@itdomain.com.au>
Cc: <gerrit.haase@t-online.de>; <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: why not use root as root?

> Robert Collins wrote:
> >
> > Why? Having it installed in the root offers no benefits (other than
> > dejagnu working). And everyone doing support on the list is likely to
> > ask a user that has installed into the root to reinstall off the root.
> And, it will only work if you are on the drive with Cygwin installed in
> root partition.   I.E. you can only build and test on the drive with
> on it.
> Cheers,
> Earnie

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