This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
RE: Odd mount and path problem
- From: "Robinow, David" <drobinow at dayton dot adroit dot com>
- To: "'Larry V. Streepy, Jr.'" <streepy at healthlanguage dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 13:05:45 -0400
- Subject: RE: Odd mount and path problem
> From: Larry V. Streepy, Jr. [mailto:email@example.com]
> Subject: Re: Odd mount and path problem
> I got an explanation that had something to do with the current drive
> affecting the way /cygdrive is interpreted. However, I wasn't using
> /cygdrive in my path, so I don't understand the real reason that you
> have to include the drive letter in mount table.
I think you misinterpreted the answer. /cygdrive has nothing to do with
The mount point:
\cygwin\sbin on /sbin type system (binmode)
means that if cygwin sees a file spec /sbin/blah/what.txt
It looks in the mount table for /sbin/blah. Assuming that's not found it
looks for /sbin. That exists and so it looks for the file in
What disk drive would you expect to find that file in? Well, for as long as
I can remember, Microsoft has looked in what is known as the "current
drive". That means your mount point changes every time you change your
current directory to a different drive.
I don't think "mount" should allow you to do this. I consider it a bug.
mount should require a drive letter.
Note that the location of the "/" mount point is not relevant here. It
would only be looked at, in the above case, if there were no /sbin mount
> Jim George wrote:
> > From: "Larry V. Streepy, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: Odd mount and path problem
> >>Sylvain Petreolle wrote:
> >>>>d:\cygwin\home on /home type system (binmode)
> >>>>\cygwin\sbin on /sbin type system (binmode)
> >>>>\cygwin\bin on /bin type system (binmode)
> >>>basic response is :
> >>>you miss the DOS drive letter in your mount points
> >>>and the / moint point looks wrong (maybe d:\cygwin ?):
> >>>D: on / type system (binmode)
> >>Excellent - that was the problem, although I really don't understand
> >>why. Once d:/ is mounted on /, why do I need to qualify
> >> all the other mount points?
> > Did you get an answer to this Larry?
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Bug reporting: http://cygwin.com/bugs.html