latex no longer works after update

Warren Young
Thu Oct 11 21:43:00 GMT 2012

On 10/11/2012 4:34 AM, Josef Wolf wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 09:02:57AM -0600, Warren Young wrote:
>> You can probably simplify your fstab like so:
>>      D:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin ntfs binary 0 0
>>      D:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib ntfs binary 0 0
>>      none / cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
>> The last line automatically gets rid of the "/cygdrive" path part,
>> so all drive letters appear at the root of the Cygwin path tree.
> I'm not sure I understand this. Should I remove all my fstab entries and
> replace with the three lines shown above? Will I still be able to access the
> drives with /c/foo/bar?

I was suggesting my fstab as a complete replacement for yours.

Obviously I cannot be certain it's a complete replacement, since I'm 
going off of cygcheck's interpretation of the mount table, not a copy of 
your actual fstab file.

That said, a roached Cygwin fstab file is much easier to recover from 
than, say, one on a Linux box.  You should feel free to experiment.

> Furthermore: your example has this line:
>       none / cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
> while the original template had this line:
>       none /cygdrive cygdrive binary,posix=0,user 0 0
> Which one is the correct one?

Replacing your line with mine also effectively replaces all the 
per-drive mounts you have.

>> And I can't help but ask:
>>> USER = 'dasbinich'
> Nope. I just tried to hide some private information ;-)

Ah.  I thought it might have been evidence of a BOFH $deity complex. :)

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