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Re: Forcing SYSTEMROOT (opinions needed)

On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 06:11:38PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> Monday, 07 May, 2001 Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> CV> On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 09:04:03AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> > Nevertheless I agree that the setting in an environment variable
> >> > doesn't fit our needs in the future. Shouldn't we discuss creating
> >> > a settings file which may override or supplement the CYGWIN environment
> >> > variable settings?
> >> > 
> >> 
> >> Perhaps doing away with the CYGWIN environment variable altogether.
> CV> Yes, personally I strongly agree but I'm somewhat reluctant to break
> CV> backwards compatibility... even if it's ugly.
> i don't think it's ugly. on the contrary, configuring a program via
> environment is much better and easier to administrate then using
> files, etc. For example, i wrote some big script, that's supposed to
> [...]

That's one reason I wouldn't drop the CYGWIN variable.

> CV> Fine with me. But I added the "settings_file:" to be careful with
> CV> using POSIX paths. POSIX paths are user defined and could point
> CV> to different /etc directories. Hmm, that may not be that bad...
> this may be a problem too, because we possibly don't know whom the
> script will be started by. yet in the same time, i want to make it
> universal, residing on network share, and working correctly no matter
> who had started it and where from.

So you would prefer a "settings_file:<DOS-PATH>" in CYGWIN as well?


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