completely fresh reinstall of cygwin?

Christopher Faylor
Wed Oct 3 01:17:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 11:28:25PM +0100, Fergus wrote:
>>>How can I get a fresh, independent install on my local c:\?
>>You can rerun "setup.exe" and _specify_the_new_Cygwin_root_.
>Annoyingly, I find that this useful recovery of an un-mounted system is
>a function that the current setup v.2.573.2.2 fails to do, that the
>earlier long-running v.2.510.2.2 always managed.
>If a user becomes un-mounted for whatever reason (maybe by accident or
>maybe by design) then the old 2.510.2.2 could be relied upon to read
>/etc/setup/installed.db and if appropriate re-mount the user without
>downloading or installing anything.  But 2.573.2.2 either does not read
>or does not understand /etc/setup/installed.db and will try to re-mount
>the user only by downloading and installing everything from scratch.
>I fear there will come a time when I lose some important new
>functionality, but for the moment I am still only using 2.510.2.2 for
>all system management, for this reason.

Or, of course, you could just, you know, use "mount".


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