/usr/local, /var and */tmp in c:\Users\Public

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Nov 13 22:22:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 13 14:30, Warren Young wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2014, at 2:55 AM, Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com> wrote:
> > On Nov 12 11:00, Warren Young wrote:
> >> 
> >> I propose that this or something like it be added to the default
> >> fstab.
> > 
> > No.  This would even break Setup right now.
> I’m guessing this is because setup.exe doesn’t know what to do with a
> redirected /var and /usr/local on the first install, when /etc/fstab
> doesn’t exist yet?
> I assume setup.exe does obey /etc/fstab on subsequent installs.  If
> not, I can see that this will break the installation of any package
> that puts files in either location.
> I don’t see that the */tmp changes would bother setup.exe.
> None of these problems seem difficult.  Doesn’t setup.exe write the
> initial /etc/fstab, and so is in a position to know what it will
> contain on first install?

Perhaps, but I don't want to make such changes short-term, and I don't
want to enforce such a big change in directory layout.  This has to be
made configurable in the GUI.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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