Setup 2.57 woes...

Michael A. Chase mchase@ix.netcom.com
Mon Jun 4 08:33:00 GMT 2001


It sounds like what happened to you is a partial answer.  Unless you really
really know what you are doing to the Cygwin environment, you are much
better off leaving /usr/bin/ -> /bin/ and /usr/lib/ -> /lib/.

Unless you are running services from Cygwin or refer to some Cygwin
utilities in your autoexec.bat, I wouldn't expect the change to disable your
system though.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bobby McNulty" <bobbymcn2001@yahoo.com>
To: "Michael A. Chase" <mchase@ix.netcom.com>; "David Starks-Browning"
<starksb@ebi.ac.uk>
Cc: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 07:27
Subject: RE: Setup 2.57 woes...


> What will happen if I do try to seperate /usr/bin from /bin?
> I tried this saturday and my computer would not start again.
> Just got it back online.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com
> [ mailto:cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com]On Behalf Of Michael A. Chase
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 4:09 AM
> To: David Starks-Browning
> Cc: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Subject: Re: Setup 2.57 woes...
>
> The final comment in that thread from Chris was that the FAQ is still
> correct.  It's just that now that setup.exe honors existing mount points,
> someone who 'knows what their doing' can split /usr/bin/ and /bin/.  If
you
> mention that it is possible, you should also mention that it is strongly
not
> recommended.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Starks-Browning" <starksb@ebi.ac.uk>
> To: "Michael A. Chase" <mchase@ix.netcom.com>
> Cc: <cygwin@cygwin.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 02:33
> Subject: Re: Setup 2.57 woes...
>
>
> > On Friday 1 Jun 01, Michael A. Chase writes:
> > > > >The FAQ describes why /bin/ and /usr/bin/ (and /lib/ and
> > > > >/usr/lib/) need to point to the same directory.  If you insist on
> > > > >keeping them separate, you are making your installation
> > > > >unsupportable.
> > > >
> > > > Actually setup should honor existing mounts now, fwiw.
> > >
> > > Perhaps that section of the FAQ could be re-written now.
> >
> > Thanks, I'm aware of the discrepancy, I plan to fix it.



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