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Re: [cdt-dev] CDT & WSL2-Docker

No ideas as I don't use Windows, but I read this concerning WSL volume paths and Docker (you probably did as well)


When using WSL, Docker for Windows expects you to supply your volume paths in a format that matches this: /c/Users/nick/dev/myapp.

But, WSL doesn’t work like that. Instead, it uses the /mnt/c/Users/nick/dev/myapp format. Honestly I think Docker should change their path to use /mnt/c because it’s more clear on what’s going on, but that’s a discussion for another time.

To get things to work for now, you have 2 options. If you’re running Windows 18.03 (Spring 2018) or newer you can configure WSL to mount at / instead of /mnt and you’re all done. If you’re running 17.09 (Fall 2017) you’ll need to do something else.


-- Jeff J.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 9:38 AM Moritz Strübe <moritz.struebe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I finally have some time to look into CDT and Docker again. The problem
I currently facing is that I'm trying to mount my wsl2 path into docker
to get reasonable compile times. It seems like Docker does some magic
mounting between WSL-2 Distros and then into the Docker container.
Trying to mount //$WSL/... fails. :(
Any Ideas or pointers?


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