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

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri May 11 13:05:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 03:45:21PM -0400, Brian Keener wrote:
>DJ Delorie wrote:
>> I don't think the user should be limited to only one cygwin install
>> per machine.
>Valid point - now back to my original question about mount points - If I 
>can have multiple installs of cygwin and I change the root directory 
>should we be doing anything with the files that currently exist within 
>the original root directory and or that cygwin versions mount points - I 
>don't think so, because now we don't know if they are creating a new 
>install of cygwin or moving the old one.
>All we should do is look at the root directory and our mount points 
>during setup and if the root directory appears to contain a valid cygwin 
>install then we simply use the mount points for our install and if a 
>directory we need does not exist as a mount point or real directory we 
>create it.  If the root directory specified does not appear to contain a 
>valid cygwin install then we install as a new install and create the 
>mount points for that new install just like we normally would.

I have modified setup.exe to honor existing mount points.

If there are no mount points then setup.exe will use the same procedure
as previously.

There is no need to run a heuristic analysis on the root directory to
see if there is a "valid" installation there.  The user can install as
much or as little as they want.  They can have no root mount but a
/usr/lib mount.  In that case, we'll create a new root but install
/usr/lib files where the mount points.  We just honor whatever they are


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