Location of /usr/lib [Was: Using jhbuild on cygwin]

Adam Dinwoodie Adam.Dinwoodie@metaswitch.com
Mon Feb 4 15:44:00 GMT 2013

Jonas Platte wrote:
> By the way, is it normal that the windows explorer doesn't show
> C:\cygwin\usr\lib? My cygwin installation is definitely in C:\cygwin and in
> the cygwin terminal I find /usr/lib. I've also set the option to show hidden
> files and unset the one that hides system files.

Yes.  From <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table>:

> /usr/bin and /usr/lib are by default also automatic mount points generated
> by the Cygwin DLL similar to the way the root directory is evaluated.
> /usr/bin points to the directory the Cygwin DLL is installed in, /usr/lib is
> supposed to point to the /lib directory.

Adam Dinwoodie

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