Perl-5.10.README: outdated information

Gerrit P. Haase
Sat Nov 27 17:20:00 GMT 2010

Hello Reini,

the Perl README states:
- The CPAN repository and build directory *must* reside in a path
  mounted in binmode:

    mount -s -b -f c:/cygwin/home/username/.cpan /home/username/.cpan
    mount -u -b -f c:/cygwin/home/username/.cpan /home/username/.cpan

  where username is your home path and cygwin / windows username.
  After mounting like this it should work with only few warnings or
  completely without problems, depending on your environment settings
  for the CYGWIN variable.

However there were changes, obviously the mount utility changed:

$ mount -s -b -f c:/cygwin/home/Gerrit/.cpan /home/Gerrit/.cpan
mount: unknown option -- s
Usage: mount [OPTION] [<win32path> <posixpath>]
       mount -a
       mount <posixpath>
Display information about mounted filesystems, or mount a filesystem

  -a, --all                     mount all filesystems mentioned in fstab
  -c, --change-cygdrive-prefix  change the cygdrive path prefix to <posixpath>
  -f, --force                   force mount, don't warn about missing mount
                                point directories
  -h, --help                    output usage information and exit
  -m, --mount-entries           write fstab entries to replicate mount points
                                and cygdrive prefixes
  -o, --options X[,X...]        specify mount options
  -p, --show-cygdrive-prefix    show user and/or system cygdrive path prefix
  -v, --version                 output version information and exit

Valid options are:

I just noticed this, no idea if it is still needed, and which command
to issue to ensure the binmode option for the CPAN path.


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