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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 10:24:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: RE: Setup over a previous installation
To: "Parker, Ron" <rdparker AT butlermfg DOT org>,
cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Cc: "'cgf AT cygnus DOT com'" <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
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--- "Parker, Ron" <rdparker AT butlermfg DOT org> wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 9:21 PM, Chris Faylor wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 05:23:27PM -0600, Parker, Ron wrote:
> > >I may try reading the registry to see what the previous root directory
> was
> > >and attempt to install to that directory.
> 
> > Can you just run "mount" instead?  I'd like to make the installer as
> blissfully
> > unaware of cygwin internals as possible.
> 
> > I do agree that it is a good idea to find the existing mount and possibly
> offer
> > that as an option for the install.
> 
> > cgf
> 
> Sure. I'll just add mount to the files that are packaged in setup.exe and I
> will parse its output. Of course this places some dependence upon the output
> of mount remaining the same. I only mention this because I have seen minor
> changes in it in the past.
> 

Hmm...  WAIT A MINUTE, mount.exe requires cygwin1.dll which isn't installed
yet.  If you store cygwin1.dll in c:\temp then cygwin1.dll will do an automount
for / to point to c:/temp.  I don't think this is what you want.


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