sshd in Windows 2003 server

Larry Hall
Fri Dec 10 19:01:00 GMT 2004

At 01:10 PM 12/10/2004, you wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 12:40:37PM -0500, Larry Hall wrote:
>>At 12:34 PM 12/10/2004, you wrote:
>>>On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:
>>>> Larry Hall wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > The shortcut for all of that process is to run the below:
>>>> >
>>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>/bin" "/usr/bin"
>>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>/lib" "/usr/lib"
>>>> > mount -f -s -b "<DOS path to Cygwin installation directory>" "/"
>>>> >
>>>> > FWIW, following the reporting guidelines at <>
>>>> > would have given the list this information in your initial post.  In other
>>>> > words, there's good stuff at this page. :-)
>>>> hmm... what if there was a simple shell script added to base-files, such
>>>> as "mksysmounts" (and corresponding "mkusermounts" too I suppose) that
>>>> would change any system mounts to user mounts, and vice versa.  (Or
>>>> perhaps a single script with several options.)  Then the response to "I
>>>> installed 'For me only'" would be "just run mksysmounts" instead of
>>>> "reinstall" or "modify these paths as appropriate and run these
>>>> commands".
>>>Good idea.  I'd call the scripts "remount_as_system" and "remount_as_user"
>>>or something...  And I would also use the
>>>eval "`mount -m | sed ...`"
>>>trick that I posted earlier, instead of hard-coding the paths into the
>>I have no problem with this but if we're offering suggestions on how to 
>>fix the actual problem, then I'd go to the source and change the install 
>>scripts or maybe even 'cygrunsrv' to provide a warning and/or 'fix'.  
>>That should reduce the number of people having problems running service
>>to only those that don't have permission to do so, in which case we can't 
>>help them anyway.
>Maybe we should just get rid of the "install as user" option and only
>use it when absolutely necessary.  Then issue a warning at that point.

Yeah, I'd agree that it's unclear to current users what the implication 
is for installing as "Just for Me" so I don't think it should be a user
selected option.  So I think your suggestion is a step in the right 

Larry Hall                    
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