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RE: mount trouble
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: "Shankar Unni" <shankar at cotagesoft dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 19:39:30 +0100
- Subject: RE: mount trouble
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> > --- Christopher Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > [SNIP]
> > mount -f -s -b -X "C:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/bin" "/usr/X11R6/bin"
> > mount -f -s -b -E "C:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/lib" "/usr/X11R6/lib"
> > mount -f -s -b -E "C:/cygwin/usr/X11R6/man" "/usr/X11R6/man"
> Couple of comments on this:
> * Does the X11 stuff get used so much that this level of fine-grained
> mount options actually makes a big difference? Why not just default the
> lot, and create a single mount point for "/usr/X11R6"?
Sorry, I can't answer that, but I only have one X11R6 dir mounted...
C:\cygwin\usr\X11R6\lib\X11\fonts on /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts type system
I don't know why... if I removed this mount it would still be in the
> * Would it help to add an option to mount to "reset the mounts to
> installation defaults"? At least for the Cygwin installation drive?
> That last option would wipe out all mounts for directories under the
> Cygwin installation directory, and create a clean set of mounts as the
> installer would have done. It would be invaluable for cleaning up from
> botched mount experiments..
AFAIK there's no ability within Cygwin to _write_ to the registry
(read was added a little while ago), so it would need to be another
application. I'm also unsure as to where it would find out where it
it'self was installed, in my case c:\cygwin, unless it used it's own
path and assumed it was in /bin.
Other than that - good idea :)
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