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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: vim-7.0.122-1

On Oct 12 08:09, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 01:54:16PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I think it is needed.  At least the postinstall
> >script creates paths which point outside the Cygwin root, so it either
> >needs to reference cygdrive paths, or use DOS paths.  Using cygdrives
> >paths is preferable, IMHO.  Since the cygdrive path is not fixed, and
> >can even differ between different users on the same machine, there must
> >be a fixed method to reference these paths.
> [...]
> establish a standard way to access the windows directory

Yes, that's something which annoys me rather often.  I'm usually creating
a symlink to /mnt/c/WINDOWS directory in / (which nicely contradicts
my statement about cluttering the root dir...), but that requires the
cygdrive directory to stay /mnt.  It would be a rather good idea, IMHO,
to have a constant POSIX path pointing to the system directory and,
maybe, even to the "Ducuments and Setting" directory.

> >Personally I'd rather not further clutter the root directory, which is

Yes, yes, I said that.

> We're already cluttering the root one less than linux since modern linuxes
> use /dev, /proc, and /sys.
> Hmm.  /sys/drive/c  has a nice feel to it, although this is YA a case where
> the existence of a filesystem under this directory is not linux-like.

There's a precedent for valid paths in /proc, though.  Think of the
virtual symlinks in /proc/<pid> like "cmd", "exe", "root".  Why not
use another part of /proc for a similar purpose.  There's also
/proc/registry which comes to mind as a vaguely similar approach.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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