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Re: New version of setup.exe with fixes for i686-pc-cygwin/* problem

On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 09:03:22PM +0100, Jonathan Larmour wrote:
>In article <> you write:
>>You need to decide, binmode or textmode.  Operating in both is a major cause
>>for a major headache.
>Isn't the point that it depends on the data at that mount point? In the case
>of Windows-y areas, text mode is exactly correct.
>Plus textmode is still the default for mount.

Yup.  Good points.

If you know what you're doing, there is no reason not to mix.  I think that
the default "root" mounts like /bin, /lib, and /usr should be binary.  Everything
else can be whatever makes sense.

The problem is that many people use an "identity mount" where c:\ == /.  The
current version of setup.exe mounts root as binary, similarly to the Cygwin CD.

This causes problems who have something like a 'c:\src' directory since it will
automatically be considered to be binmode by default.

DJ has suggested that a future version of cygwin should default to "read text,
write binary".  I think we'll probably be moving to that model sometime soon.

This will essentially provide a third mount option, like "-a".


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