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Re: w2k problem with new release and autoconf and with reversion to old
- To: Tim Prince <tprince at computer dot org>
- Subject: Re: w2k problem with new release and autoconf and with reversion to old
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 15:21:08 +0200
- CC: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <006501bfaac7$9adea6c0$5f0f4dd1@TIMYX18EWDT6RQ>
- Reply-To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
Tim Prince wrote:
> I installed the new release by the [i] route, which takes
> several hours using the utk mirror. It appeared to be working,
> but autoconf is broken when invoked from make. Does it require a
> special environement setting?
> I reverted laboriously to the old cygwin, which is working fine
> for Administrator, but now /tmp and /bin aren't visible except
> to Administrator.
This is by design. There's a difference now between `user' mount
points and `system' mount points. setup.exe creates all mount
points as `user' mount points. For the purpose of creating
`system' mount points, mount.exe has a new option `-s' now.
So, what you have to do to get some mount points working for all
users on the machine is to create the mount points of choice as
`system' mount points and - if they are already in your `user'
mount point table - remove them from your personel mount table:
mount -s -b -f D:/cygwin /
The mount command shows which type of mount point you have, eg:
Device Directory Type Flags
D:\cygwin\usr\lib /lib user binmode
D:\cygwin / system binmode
C: /home user textmode
umount.exe has the option `-s' as well to erase `system' mount
Try `mount --help', `umount --help' for getting help of all options.
Hope this helps,
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