Trouble installing to UNC path and/or mapped network drive

Andreas Wettergren
Tue Aug 23 15:52:00 GMT 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrey Repin []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:01 PM
> To: Andreas Wettergren <>;
> Subject: Re: Trouble installing to UNC path and/or mapped network drive
> Greetings, Andreas Wettergren!
> > Hi,
> > We have a shared Cygwin environment installed to a Windows network
> > share at my workplace, and I have been assigned the task to update it
> > (along with installing a Perl program I wrote + dependencies).
> I'll just throw in a note that the way Cygwin operates discourages any
> "shared" setup scenario.
> If you want a stable set of packages, your only real solution is a local package
> mirror.
> For more information, look up the "rebase" in Cygwin documentation.
> --
> With best regards,
> Andrey Repin
> Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:58:57
> Sorry for my terrible english...

Thanks for your reply.

Noted, but maybe we are talking about different types of sharing?
In our scenario we are actually using the Cygwin installation as a shared multi-user system,
we are not sharing the just the installation packages for multiple installations like a mirror.

It's a bit wild if you ask me :) 
If I didn't use it every day I wouldn't think that sort of setup would work in practice.
There are some valid reasons it has been set up this way, but it does come with some special headaches as well...

I'll look into rebase anyway, thanks for the tip.

(BTW, my original issue has been resolved, for details see my reply to Erik)

Best regards

Andreas Wettergren
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