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Re: sshd in Windows 2003 server

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 12:40:37PM -0500, Larry Hall wrote:
>At 12:34 PM 12/10/2004, you wrote:
>>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:
>>> Larry Hall wrote:
>>> >
>>> > The shortcut for all of that process is to run the below:
>>> >
>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>/bin" "/usr/bin"
>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>/lib" "/usr/lib"
>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>" "/"
>>> >
>>> > FWIW, following the reporting guidelines at <>
>>> > would have given the list this information in your initial post.  In other
>>> > words, there's good stuff at this page. :-)
>>> hmm... what if there was a simple shell script added to base-files, such
>>> as "mksysmounts" (and corresponding "mkusermounts" too I suppose) that
>>> would change any system mounts to user mounts, and vice versa.  (Or
>>> perhaps a single script with several options.)  Then the response to "I
>>> installed 'For me only'" would be "just run mksysmounts" instead of
>>> "reinstall" or "modify these paths as appropriate and run these
>>> commands".
>>Good idea.  I'd call the scripts "remount_as_system" and "remount_as_user"
>>or something...  And I would also use the
>>eval "`mount -m | sed ...`"
>>trick that I posted earlier, instead of hard-coding the paths into the
>I have no problem with this but if we're offering suggestions on how to 
>fix the actual problem, then I'd go to the source and change the install 
>scripts or maybe even 'cygrunsrv' to provide a warning and/or 'fix'.  
>That should reduce the number of people having problems running service
>to only those that don't have permission to do so, in which case we can't 
>help them anyway.

Maybe we should just get rid of the "install as user" option and only
use it when absolutely necessary.  Then issue a warning at that point.


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