next net release preview

Chris Faylor
Sun Feb 27 21:58:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 02:54:50PM +0900, Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
>>>> 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.

If that is the case then something is seriously broken somewhere.
If c:\cygwin is mounted as / and there is a c:\cygwin\usr directory
then if things are confused, cygwin is broken.

>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.

Then cygwin is broken.  Can anyone else verify this breakage?


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