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Brand new setup ends up not where intended (?but at default)
- From: Fergus <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- To: Cygwin ML <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: Fergus <fergus at bonhard dot uklinux dot net>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:58:56 +0000
- Subject: Brand new setup ends up not where intended (?but at default)
I know you're probably not much interested in legacy difficulties (or
maybe you are) but as setup.exe = setup-legacy.exe I thought I'd mention
The following glitch has occurred several times, and I'm reminded of
other posts written post-installation of the "cannot find /home" "cannot
find /bin/bash" variety. I have always assumed that I must have suffered
some kind of lapsed-concentration self-induced keypress malfunction.
This time (like most times actually) I took good care.
Intention: to install legacy version 1.5 on drive I: (ie not default)
from sources stored under F:\Cyg0\release-legacy (ie not web).
Prompts (3 of them): 1. choose location I:\ for installation; 2. say
"YES I do mean that" in response to warning; and 3. state F:\Cyg0 for
The installation process appeared to run satisfactorily to completion
(but surprisingly rapidly - I:\ is a usb stick and writes are pretty
slow) but in the end all that's on I:\ is
â â \âbin/:
â â \âetc/:
â â \âlib/:
and what has actually happened is that the installation has been placed
under C:\cygwin\. Not really what I wanted. The 4 files mentioned above
(timestamp, setup.log.*, utmp) do NOT occur anywhere under c:\cygwin.
I'll do a transfer or something and attend to mounts; but this has
definitely happened more than once. Something I'm doing, or failing to
do? Something your end that under certain circumstances causes the
default architecture to override user-stated preferences?
I did NOT clean the registry. Things were properly uninstalled (ie I had
umount'ed everything) but without doubt the registry will have had
trailing vestigial references to Cygwin and Cygnus Solutions, though
essentially empty. Could this be the problem?
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