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Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 06:12:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
Reply-To: earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com
Subject: Re: other installer concern
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com, Ron Parker <rparker1 AT kc DOT rr DOT com>,
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--- Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com> wrote:
> I notice that if I run the installer twice it prints an error message due
> to the fact that /lib and /bin are mounted already.
> 
> What should the accepted behavior be here?  The easiest thing to do would be
> to force the mount regardless of what the user has specified.  Another option
> would be to do nothing when mounting to the same place.  Or, I guess you
> could
> ask the user what to do.
> 

I would think that forcing the mount would be the best option.  You'll need to
warn the use that /bin and /lib are being remounted to a new location if they
existed in the first place.  If you don't force the mount then the potential to
overright an existing installation that the user was thinking of keeping
c/would get overwritten.


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   Earnie Boyd: <mailto:earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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