Pushing out Cygwin installations

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Thu Jan 11 09:15:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 12:01:28PM -0500, Danko, Gary wrote:
>I couldn't find this anywhere in the archives. I want to install Cygwin once
>and push it out to about 150 indentical servers. I tried copying the
>directory as well as the registry key to another server but that failed to
>give me the desired results.
>The NEW installation couldn't find "root" so that made me curious. Where
>does Cygwin store the information about the location of root?
>If I install Cygwin on one machine.. How could I copy that installation
>reliably to another machine?

The mount table is stored in the registry.  You must not have copied
it correctly.

However, you really should just use "mount" to duplicate the directory
structure on the other machines.  Copying the registry keys bypasses
Cygwin and we make no guarantees that the registry keys will remain
the same between releases.

We do, of course, try to ensure that "mount" and "umount" continue
to work as expected.


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