[patch] setup.exe changes for Redownload/Reinstall Current version or Sources only - Part 2

Brian Keener bkeener@thesoftwaresource.com
Thu May 10 19:14:00 GMT 2001


DJ Delorie wrote:
> /  c:/cygwin
>  /usr/src c:/cygwin/src
> 
> Now, if we install cygwin in d:/cygwin, what do we do with the
> existing /usr/src mount?  I claim we should replace it with
> d:/cygwin/src because it pointed to the old root.  However, consider:
>
Okay, I didn't think of that scenario but now lets really compound this - 
I am only updating my installation of bash and yet it asks me for the 
root directory and I change it from as you said c:/cygwin to d:/cygwin - 
are we saying that at this point that setup is going to go and move the 
entire installation of cygwin from the c drive to the d drive.  I think 
that this is way beyond the bounds of what setup should be expected to do 
and comes back to a little common sense on the part of the user.





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