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

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Apr 4 03:49:00 GMT 2008


On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Apr  3 15:59, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 03:57:35PM -0400, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > >On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Larry Hall wrote:
> > >
> > >> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >> > On Apr  3 15:10, Larry Hall wrote:
> > >> > > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >> > > > On Apr  3 14:45, Larry Hall wrote:
> > >> > > > > # Commented line below represents the default '/' mount point.  To
> > >> > > > > override
> > >> > > > > # this, uncomment the line and make the appropriate changes.
> > >> > > > Well, it's *my* /etc/fstab file.  You can just omit the root dir entry
> > >> > > > on your machine, or override it with something else.  I don't think
> > >> > > > anybody on the world really needs or even expects an explaining comment
> > >> > > > on my local machine, except, maybe, a hacker :)
> > >> > > I guess I misunderstood.  I thought this was an example of a generated
> > >> > > fstab file.  So is there going to be a generated file with generated
> > >> > > entries too once this gets out into the "real world"?
> > >> >
> > >> > See http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2008-04/msg00002.html
> > >> > and http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-developers/2008-04/msg00003.html
> > >> >
> > >> > I guess that would be something for the postinstall script which
> > >> > is supposed to generate the fstab file.
> > >>
> > >> Ah.  A postinstall script.  Yeah, that could work.
> > >
> > >Ouch, I just realized: how is the postinstall script expected to run
> > >with no mount table?
> >
> > Seems like linux somehow manages this feat.
>
> Besides, Cygwin now sets the root dir by default so there's not much of
> a problem to find the /etc dir to create an fstab file.  If you start
> bash, you have a root mount point.

Oh, bash is not a problem (as Chuck said, some version of it ought to run
from /bin).  But other tools (like grep, or sed, or awk, or even regtool)
might present a problem (unless you put them in /bin as well).
	Igor
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