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BUG: Mounts to root directories causes setup.exe to crash
- From: "Magnus Holmgren" <magho at home dot se>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:38:05 +0100
- Subject: BUG: Mounts to root directories causes setup.exe to crash
The cygwin installer, setup.exe, crashes when trying to install files to
a directory which has been mounted to the root directory of a drive.
Setup.exe must of course look at the mounts recorded in the registry to
install files in the correct places. However, when you mount a cygwin
directory, such as /etc, on the root directory of a partition, like e:\,
regardless of whether it's done with the command "mount e:\\ /etc", "mount
e:/ /etc" or "mount e: /etc", only the drive letter and the colon (e:) is
recorded in the registry. This causes setup.exe to crash when it tries to
copy files (e.g. to /etc/postinstall). Manually editing the registry,
adding a backslash after the colon, solves the problem.
I suggest that setup.exe assume that <driveletter>: means <driveletter>:\
in the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2
and possibly HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2).
Setup.exe demands that the cygwin root directory, which is asked for on its
third screen, is absolute, i.e. begins with <driveletter>:\, so that's not a
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