Mounting /tmp at TMP or TEMP as a last resort

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Sep 9 07:50:00 GMT 2010

On Sep  8 15:59, Earl Chew wrote:
> On 08/09/2010 3:41 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > Thanks for the patch but I don't think this is generally useful.  If you
> > need to mount /tmp somewhere else then it should be fairly trivial to
> > automatically update /etc/fstab.  Corinna may disagree, but I think we
> > should keep the parsing of /etc/fstab as lean as possible; particularly
> > when there are alternatives to modifying Cygwin to achieve the desired
> > result.
> Yes, I understand what you're saying.
> In our situation, we prefer an out-of-the-box deployment. (We're
> essentially trying to get to a "untar this and use it" state).
> That said, I don't think it's possible for /etc/fstab to inspect
> environment variables, so manipulation of /etc/fstab would
> require the assistance of some other script to edit /etc/fstab on
> the fly --- and even then it would be difficult to track changes
> to the environment variables.

Apart from changing /etc/fstab or /etc/fstab.d/$USER by some installer
script, why not just add a one-liner profile script along the lines of


   mount -f `cygpath -m "${TEMP}"` /tmp


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