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Re: Running cygwin on multiple computers from a shared network drive

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 12:07:37PM -0400, Bogdan Calmac wrote:
> >I want to keep a cygwin installation on a shared network drive and
> >then then use it from any computer. Has anybody accomplished this? Can
> >you point me to some instructions?
> >
> >I would guess there is some setup required, such as loading the mount
> >points in registry.
> "mount -m"
> >Anything else?
> /etc/passwd, /etc/group?

Plus a local /tmp and /var/tmp...  Also, if the machines sharing the drive
have different OSs, the /etc/{hosts,networks,protocols,services} symlinks
will be broken.  You're probably better off with a local /etc as well,
with symlinks to a shared /etc for stuff that needs sharing (e.g.,

One more thing: unless the shared drive has the same access path (i.e.,
drive letter) on all machines, you may want to adapt /cygwin.bat.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

If there's any real truth it's that the entire multidimensional infinity
of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. /DA

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