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Inetutils and mount points
- To: <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Inetutils and mount points
- From: "Ross Smith" <ross dot s at ihug dot co dot nz>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 15:10:41 +1200
I'd like to get Cygwin's inetd running, but I've run into something in
the setup instructions that I don't understand.
From the inetd readme:
> - No user mount point is valid anymore! You have to install all
> your mount points in the system mount table. This doesn't
> change after you have logged in to a normal user account eg.
> via telnet/rlogin. It's possible that we can use the user
> mounts as soon as somebody contributes a patch to login and
> ftp that allows loading a user hive into the registry after
The problem is that I can't figure out *how* to change all my mount
points to system. I tried doing it by hand, and ended up screwing up
my Cygwin system so badly I had to delete and reinstall Cygwin from
scratch to get it working again. The problem basically seems to be
that, once you've unmounted the three original mount points
(/, /usr/bin, and /usr/lib), everything stops working and you can't
remount them again.
A search of the mailing list archives turned up nothing helpful. Am I
missing something that's supposed to be obvious?
PS. Unrelated to the above, I got this error when I was reinstalling
> Installing tcltk-20000610.tar.gz
> /t/tar.exe: usr/man/mann/promptdialog.n: Could not create file:
> Permission denied
> /t/tar.exe: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> Unable to reset protection on 'C:\usr\man\mann\promptdialog.n' - No
> such file or directory
> Updated package 'tcltk'
The same thing happened last time I installed (I didn't report it then
because I accidentally deleted the log so I couldn't show you the
error message). Both times I tried again with "setup tcltk" and it
seemed to work fine. Should I be worried, or is this just an
unimportant cosmetic problem?
Ross Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Internet Group, Auckland, New Zealand
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-- Peter Da Silva
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