prelim FAQ update: Installation Instructions

Earnie Boyd
Thu Jun 1 05:38:00 GMT 2000

--- DJ Delorie <> wrote:
> > I have some very minor nits.
> I have attached some forward-looking statements based on my pending
> setup work.
> > All mounts are binary by default.
> For re-installs, mounts will default to the previous state of the root
> mount.  For new installs (i.e. no previous cygwin on the *system*)
> binary is the default.  The user is given the option of selecting text
> or binary, or accepting the default.
> > Could you add a strong recommendation to use a directory like
> > c:\cygwin as the root rather than specifying something like c:\ ?
> The new setup will print this recommendation, and will require
> additional confirmation before using a drive's root as the install
> root.
> > You refer to "the empty directory" under "Internet installation with
> > setup.exe".  Shouldn't that be "an empty directory"?
> The new setup will check the current directory, and warn of dangers
> and require confirmation before proceeding in a non-empty directory.
> Internet installs only, of course.

Nice changes DJ.  What happens if a Cygwin process is active when setup is


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