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A trick for installing cygwin natively
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: A trick for installing cygwin natively
- From: Chris Faylor <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 22:59:11 -0400
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been having a devil of a time lately (sorry, I've just watched two
British movies in a row) trying to install a complete source tree into a
new "root" cygwin directory. Every time, the top level make install hit
the winsup directory, the installation would go crazy because it was
installing a new cygwin1.dll and the /bin/sh that was being run was using
the old one.
I tried making sure that nothing in the new root directory was in the
path but that didn't help because many things reference /bin/sh
directory. I tried renaming the dll out of the way, which worked, but
fork didn't like that at all.
My solution is to do this:
mount -b c:\oldcygwin\bin\sh.exe /bin/sh
Then, any time that somebody (i.e., make) wants to run /bin/sh it uses
the older version of both /bin/sh and the cygwin1.dll.
It works great.
I thought that I'd pass this tidbit along in case anyone else was having