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Re: Updated: inetutils-1.3.2-8

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Yes, kill them! No mercy!

Another problem I had was described and solved some days ago:

> > (2) On the telnet client machine (Win95) I run the
> > Windows telnet client to connect to the Cygwin telnet
> > server and this works OK. However the telnet client
> > doesn't read the PS1 environment variable set in
> > /etc/profile properly, it just echos the text verbatim.
> > Is there anything I can do to fix this?
> Fix the /etc/passwd file on the server side. The problem
> is probably that you don't have that /etc/passwd file or
> that the login shell mentioned in the file is `/bin/sh'
> while you're expecting /bin/bash as your login shell.

It took me really a long time to find that message. I searched for
fixing wrong key bindings, escape sequences, telnet transmitting 8-bit
characters and all this stuff. I never got the idea that my login shell
was wrong. So: I strongly suggest to add the above mail snippet to the
FAQ's since I suppose that a lot of people have these problems. A
helping question could be: "When telnetting to the cygwin machine,
special keys and escape sequences are wrongly interpreted by 'bash'.
What's wrong?"

Thanks for the great cygwin suite!



Hans Schlenker

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