File paths redirected to MSYS directory
Mon Nov 29 07:20:00 GMT 2010
I have just installed Cygwin on my WinXP box for the first time. I already had MSYS installed. They are installed in the directories C:\cygwin and C:\msys respectively.
Simple file operations like cp or mv work fine within Cygwin . However, when I try to open a file with vi, it opens the equivalent file in the MSYS directory. For instance, the command 'vi /etc/fstab' will open the file 'C:\msys\1.0\etc\fstab' instead of 'C:\cygwin\etc\fstab'. Similarly, running make failed at one point with the error "bash.exe: warning: could not find /tmp, please create!" despite the directory 'C:\cygwin\tmp' existing (whereas the equivalent in MSYS does not exist).
I thought this might have something to do with mount points. The list from df -h is as follows, but nothing looks wrong to me.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
C:/cygwin/bin 75G 23G 52G 31% /usr/bin
C:/cygwin/lib 75G 23G 52G 31% /usr/lib
C:/cygwin 75G 23G 52G 31% /
C: 75G 23G 52G 31% /cygdrive/c
G: 2.0T 1.1T 946G 53% /cygdrive/g
H: 2.0T 616G 1.4T 31% /cygdrive/h
N: 599G 347G 253G 58% /cygdrive/n
O: 300G 147G 153G 50% /cygdrive/o
P: 599G 347G 253G 58% /cygdrive/p
Q: 300G 147G 153G 50% /cygdrive/q
T: 499G 104G 396G 21% /cygdrive/t
Y: 599G 347G 253G 58% /cygdrive/y
Z: 599G 347G 253G 58% /cygdrive/z
Where is this path set and how can I get Cygwin to look in the right place for my files?
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