> Why did I do this? Because, this isn't unix, it is a compatibility tool
> for Win32 users who typically do not care about the semantics of a
> proper unix file system. I deemed that it would be easier for the end
> user with much less fuss from the mailing list to have both mount point
> entries point to the same physical Win32 path.
As a fairly new user and a long time UNIX user, I too was puzzled for
the rationale behind this functionality. I guess you feel it is less confusing
for most users?
> > It bothers me because any packages I make and install normally
> > go into /usr/local/something or other and it feels like this
> > *might* cause problems somewhere .
Since /usr really does exist, just
Now you have /usr/local
BTW, I have used Mingw with MSYS for a little while now. What I like
the most about it, it works! Nice job. I use TextPad as my editor and
Makefiles to organize and compile my C projects. Great stuff!