AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 26 18:27:00 GMT 2005


On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 06:22:22PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>* Dave Korn (2005-10-26 17:48 +0100)
>> Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>> * Christopher Faylor (2005-10-26 15:37 +0100)
>>>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 10:26:36AM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>>>> Try "regedit /s" in a batch (instead of double clicking). This
>>>>> sometimes works.
>> 
>>>> Or, I dunno, if that works, you could just use "mount" and forget about
>>>> regedit entirely. 
>>>> 
>>>> It's a crazy idea, I know.  I wonder why no one has thought of it before.
>>> 
>>> *I* didn't know about it (because I was under the impression that all
>>> cygwin programs depend on the mount tables).
>>> 
>>> Well, obviously there are a few that don't (mount, [...SNIP!...]
>> 
>>   Let me see if I can parse those last two sentences:
>> 
>>   You didn't know about using "mount" to manipulate the mount tables because
>
>I did not know that I could successfully /use/ the mount program (for
>creating mount tables when no mount tables are available and
>"hklm/hkcu/cygnus solutions" doesn't exist.
>
>(When you try to run a cygwin app in that situation it normally
>complains it cannot find cygwin1.dll and doesn't know where "/" is
>Is that so hard to grasp?!)

Yes, it is hard to grasp because it isn't true.  You're apparently
making suppositions and drawing flawed inferences from them.  I don't
know why you're insisting on arguing with people who know this stuff
better than you do.

You can remove all mounts and still run a program like "ls.exe" as long
as cygwin1.dll is in the same directory as ls.exe or cygwin1.dll is in
the path.  The cygwin mount table does not affect the loading of
cygwin1.dll.

>>Wow.  You're going to just _love_ scripting, when you hear about it!
>
>Again: regedit has a "scripting/non-interactive mode".  And I am /Mr.
>Scripting/ - in all humble modesty.

You may be Mr. Scripting but you shouldn't be giving anyone advice about
how to use cygwin because you obviously don't get it.

cgf

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