Wrong/ inconsistent responses from diff

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Aug 24 08:15:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 24 07:17, Fergus wrote:
> >I'd suspect that /m and /d are on text mounts
> >and your home directory is on a binary mount, or vice versa.
> Thank you. Something's changed though not quite as described above.
> Has something changed in the conventions for default mounts? I've
> either missed something, or I'm doing something wrong.
> After installing cygwin 1.7.6 mount -p shows flag textmode. I
> reverted to 1.7.5 and mount -p shows flag binmode.
> For the moment I have reverted to 1.7.5.
> This is an utterly horrid change (binmode to textmode) but I guess
> it is intended (and was probably discussed forever in advance of
> making it). Please can you  confirm (intended change), or is this a
> glitch (unintended change, to be corrected) or has my installation
> become de-railed (1.7.6 should be binmode like 1.7.5; somehow, in
> this local case, is textmode and needs mending locally)?

This is neither an intended nor discussed behaviour, nor is it clear
if it's a glitch in Cygwin.

Mount points are never set to textmode automagically, unless you set
them explicitely to text in /etc/fstab or /etc/fstab.d/$USER.

I tried this myself by either omitting the cygdrive prefix in
/etc/fstab, or by using various settings for it, even invalid ones.  I
can't reproduce this.  My cygdrive prefix is binary, unless I use the
"text" mount option explicitely.

Would you mind to paste the file content of /etc/fstab and, if it
exists, /etc/fstab.d/$USER into your reply?


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