next net release preview

Kazuhiro Fujieda
Sun Feb 27 21:54:00 GMT 2000

>>> On Sun, 27 Feb 2000 14:28:04 -0500
>>> Chris Faylor <> said:

> >If an user choose `C:\cygwin' as the root, he/she have to mount
> >`C:\cygwin\usr' on `/usr'.
> Why would anyone have to mount anything?  c:\cygwin\usr will work fine.

No, it isn't right.

`gettext()' used by most of all commands can't find message
catalogs to print messages in other languages than English
without the mount.

`cpp' and `protoize' can't find standard include files without
the mount.

In the current preview, `cpp' and `protoize' can't find them by
another reason, that is, the directory structure adopted by the
cygwin package doesn't match one assumed by the gcc package.

Even if this inconsistency was dissolved, these commands
wouldn't be able to find them without the mount.
  | AIST      Kazuhiro Fujieda <>
  | HOKURIKU  School of Information Science
o_/ 1990      Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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