[HEADSUP] Let's start a Cygwin 1.7 release area

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Apr 3 18:22:00 GMT 2008


On Apr  3 13:56, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On second thought, I think we don't need a specific "root" handling as
> > in
> >
> >   ignore / root binary 0 0
> >
> > I think what we should do is this.  The code creating the mount points
> > automatically generates the root directory mount entry from the DLL path:
> >
> >   path = GetModuleFileName (cygwin1.dll);
> >   path = snip_away trailing_bin_cygwin1.dll (path);
> >   mount_table->add_item (path, "/", MOUNT_SYSTEM | MOUNT_BINARY, false);
> >
> > Then, when reading the fstab file, it might contain any standard entry
> > for the root dir, just like every other entry:
> >
> >   C:\my\alterante\cygwin-root / ntfs text 0 0
> >
> > How does that sound?
> 
> Right.  Since the users can shoot themselves in the foot anyway by
> overriding /bin and /etc, unless we want to litter the code with special
> handling of directories, might as well let them do it at their leisure...
> :-)

For testing I applied a patch which creates a default root dir.


Corinna

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