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Re: Multiple installations and 3PPs
At 10:24 PM 1/21/2005, you wrote:
>On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 06:11:12PM -0500, Dick Repasky wrote:
>>On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 08:54:35AM -0500, Dick Repasky wrote:
>>>>Roman here is what I do.
>>>>1) Install first instance of cygwin. 2) Export the registry key
>>>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE/.../Cygnus Solutions to a file. Use a filename that
>>>>represents the install. 3) Delete the registry key.
>>>As usual, everyone is impressed with the fact that they know that
>>>cygwin uses registry keys and no one is thinking that they could use
>>>cygwin tools to manipulate them.
>>Incorrect! As usual, everyone follows the path of least resistance to
>>solve problems. They take what they know and what they find out by
>>reading and piece them together to form a solution. From reading the
>>available documentation on mount, amateurs like myself are very
>>unlikely to conclude that mount can be used to switch between installed
>>instances of cygwin. Chances are that they do know something about the
>>registry and they can easily figure out how cygwin makes use of them.
>>So, that's what they do.
>>If you want people to use mount, revise the documentation. Either make
>>the statement explicitly and provide an example, or explain the
>>workings of cygwin mounts and how cygwin "starts" clearly enough that
>>readers can deduce for themselves that mount can be used.
>What documentation suggests that you should be modifying the registry
>rather than using mount? I'd be happy to change it.
>As far as "making the statement explicitly", I don't know what's going
>on in your head. I don't know what you find unclear. Please enlighten
>me with specific examples. Perhaps I am missing something but when I
>look in the documentation for descriptions of cygwin's mount table, I
>see the mount command mentioned as the command to use to manipulate the
>settings. I would not be overly suprised to find that there is a
>section which mentions the registry without mentioning the mount command
>but if you have a precise example in mind, it will be fixed.
Perhaps this was the reference Dick had in mind?
How do I uninstall all of Cygwin?
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