Setup 2.57 woes...

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jun 5 16:16:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 04:37:11AM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Starks-Browning" <>
>To: "Michael A. Chase" <>
>Cc: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 02:31
>Subject: Re: Setup 2.57 woes...
>> On Monday 4 Jun 01, Michael A. Chase writes:
>>>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.
>>I won't mention that it's possible to change anything.  I will simply
>>remove the FAQ entry "Setup screwed up my mounts!" because it shouldn't
>>do that any more.
>I wouldn't take it out quite yet.  The behavior when the user asks for
>a new Cygwin root hasn't been completely settled yet.  It might change
>in a way that looks like the old behavior.

How so?  It should replace the root and leave other mounts alone.

David's analysis is correct.


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