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Re: mount with the latest cygwin snapshot

On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 08:33:12PM -0700, Karl M wrote:
> Hi All...
>> From: Christopher Faylor Subject: Re: mount with the latest cygwin snapshot
>> Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 22:34:40 -0400
>> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 07:08:27PM -0700, Karl M wrote:
>> > $ c:/cygwin/bin/mount -f -s -b C:/Cygwin /
>> > cygwin warning:
>> >  MS-DOS style path detected: C:\Cygwin
>> >  Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /
>> >  CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this
>> > warning.
>> >  Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:
>> >
>> You have to update your mount.exe from a cygwin-inst-*.tar.bz2 too.
> So I downloaded the latest cygwin-inst file and did a tar -xjf to my 
> desktop. Then I stopped all cygwin processes and copied the etc and usr to 
> C:\Cygwin. But then I got the same warning message the first time I ran my 
> script (but not subsequent times). But I also noticed that I had the new 
> files that should have been in /bin in /usr/bin and so on. I did the manual 
> copy to avoid the in use file replacement problem. I then manually moved the 
> contents of /usr/bin and /usr/lib to /bin and /lib to resolve the problem.
> So what is the correct way to do the update from the cygwin-inst-?.tar.bz2?

tar -xf cygwin-inst-*.tar.bz2 -C /

and make appropriate allowances for cygwin1.dll.

If you can't figure out what appropriate allowances are, then you
shouldn't be installing the snapshot.


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