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Re: Problem installing setup-1.7
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
Nevertheless, take the scripts carefully for now. I have a nagging
feeling that my approach to fetch the old mount points from the registry
is not exactly foolproof. Something about the rootdir...
Well, if you follow Brian instructions here:
Then when you run setup-1.7.exe you don't /have/ any mounts in the
registry -- so all you'll get in /etc/fstab are the basic default
mounts. [*] Later, when setup-1.7.exe is updated -- so that we don't
have to remove all the 1.5 mount info from the registry before running
setup-1.7.exe -- it'll work better on that initial install, but only for
system mounts -> /etc/fstab. It doesn't attemp to replicate user mounts
(for all users? current user? some selected group of 'cygwin' users?
Yech!) into /etc/fstab.d/. That's ok, IMO, but when we release 1.7,
end-users need to know about that update quirk.
[*] 'course, 000-cygwin-post-install.sh does more than just manipulate
mounts and /etc/fstab