Preparing for a new computer
Mon Jul 2 15:46:00 GMT 2007
Bob McConnell <rvm <at> CBORD dot com> writes:
> What this boils down to is that /bin, /doc, /etc, /lib and /usr should
> be on drive D, but /home, /tmp, /var and /usr/local should be on E. (Or
> should /etc also be on E?) I know that Microsoft's half-baked systems do
> not have anything useful like links, either hard or soft, so this
> becomes a problem. Is there any way to set Cygwin up to fit this
> partition scheme?
Install cygwin to D. Create a cygwin directory on E and then use "mount"
to map e:\cygwin\tmp to /tmp and so on.
> In addition, I need to set up bash so that it has more reasonable home,
> library and path settings. I would like to ignore all of the Microsoft
> paths and substitute pure Unix styles, preferably some that match my
> Slackware systems at home. That would certainly help reduce the
> confusion I feel every Monday morning. Is this even possible?
I assume you are talking about environment variable settings?
My HOME (/home/richardson) and PATH (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin plus
others) have only Unix style paths, so yes this is possible. I have
paths like /cygdrive/e/WINDOWS in PATH also. I think those are necessary
so that certain dll's can be found. I've never found differences in
PATH to be confusing though, so maybe I misunderstand your question?
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