MSYS mode (continue)
Wed Jul 3 21:57:00 GMT 2013
On Wed, Jul 03, 2013 at 05:03:04PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>On 7/3/2013 3:50 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Jul 3 22:24, Alexey Pavlov wrote:
>>> 2013/7/3 Christopher Faylor:
>>> I need it to be able read short mount points from fstab: <win32_path>
>>> All other options are set by default. With my changes I can have in
>>> /etc/fstab both types of mount points - cygwin-like and msys-like.
>> And why is that necessary? There are always default options set anyway,
>> but a layout change of the fstab file simply makes no sense. There's no
>> win at all.
>I think Alexey is trying to replicate MSYS's behavior, so it becomes
>more of a drop-in replacement. Here's my MSYS /etc/fstab (MSYS doesn't
>yet support per-user fstab.d/username settings):
I think Cygwin fstab parsing could be loosened up to allow that syntax.
>I agree with Corinna that there's no need to make cygwin-in-msys-mode
>EXACTLY like MSYS in all of its configuration settings (such as the
>syntax of /etc/fstab).
>Your MSYS-like cygwin installation would have its own /etc/fstab (in
>regular cygwin format), but perhaps your /home area is mapped
>differently in that fstab, than in the /etc/fstab in your "regular"
>cygwin installation. Or, like me, I have a separate msys-src and
>cygwin-src directory mapped onto MSYS's /usr/src and cygwin's /usr/src,
>Or is the proposal on the table for the same installation to be usable
>in both modes, depending on the nature of the launched application?
That's an interesting idea but I don't think anyone was proposing that.
Is there any reason why we'd need to add a hook to filename parsing?
That would be an alternative to hooking fstab.
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