[patch] setup.exe changes for Redownload/Reinstall Current version or Sources only - Part 2
Thu May 10 15:41:00 GMT 2001
DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Unless setup.exe is (re)building the mount table, I'd prefer to see
> > setup.exe honor the Cygwin mount points.
> Me too, but *someone* has to write the code to do so. Will you?
Let me get this straight - because of setup doing installs and updates
and operators sometimes moving files around and not leaving them where
setup put them ;-) means that setup should be modified to work as
1) new install - its current operation is exactly what it should do.
2) update to an existing installation - setup should look at the mount
table for directories like /usr/src, /usr/lib, and /usr/bin and any
others that might exist.
A) If none of these are actually part of the mount points then
current setup operation is correct.
B) If they do exist as mount points then setup should install to
the actual directory and not try to use the cygwin root plus /usr/src
Is this a correct assessment - I wanted to try to look at it (I think it
may be over my head but.. ) but I wanted to make sure I understood what
we were looking for.
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