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Re: Odd mount and path problem
- From: "Gareth Pearce" <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 01:02:44 +0000
- Subject: Re: Odd mount and path problem
Robinow, David wrote:
From: Larry V. Streepy, Jr. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Re: Odd mount and path problem
Excellent description David, thanks.
I was giving too much "unix" smarts to the process and
assuming my D:/
mount on / was properly implying that /bin also resides on D:.
Well, actually unix works the same way. I use several machines where
/usr/local is on a different drive than /usr.
I know how Unix works, I've got 20 years of Unix history. I fully
understand how mount operations work under Unix. The issue here is how
cygwin interprets paths with regard to drive letters. I made the
mistake of assuming that the drive letter for / would be inherited by
all things mounted on / unless otherwise specified.
Please ignore this email if i am showing complete ignorance...
I have tried to follow this thread, but i probably got lost somewhere...
From what I saw ... I was under the impression that the problem was a slash
problem. Again probable ignorance, no access to cygwin to check my memory
at the moment. But i thought that \ implied mount would use dos style paths
and / implied mount would use unix style paths, for working out where it
mounts too. And therefore the problem was that the mounts were specified as
\ style paths rather the / style paths.
ofcourse I am probably just completely confused...
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