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Re: [HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> When I start setup-1.7, it seems to find the already existing c:/cygwin
> installation. Even though I choose "C:/cygwin-2" as installation path,
> the new setup-2.ini content is compared against the already existing
> installation. The result is that setup-1.7 offers to install only
> the single changed package: cygwin itself.
Right, it reads /etc/setup/installed.db (where /etc is derived from the
mount table) to see what the current versions are.
> Why is setup using the information from the existing installation
> even if I choose to install into another directory? Is it because
> the mount points in the registry are looked at? That's not correct
> anymore, given that the registry mount points are not used for the
> new installation anyway.
> Is it possible to change setup so that it ignores the registry mount
> points? And it must nort write new ones either, btw...
Oh. Teaching it not to read or write to the mount table in the registry
is going to be a lot more work than just telling it to read a different
.ini file. I'll see what I can do, but until then I think we'll just
have to tell people to do the switching manually (mount -m/umount -A).