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- From: "Arek" <james at verge-rpg dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 19:12:08 -0600
- Subject: Install problems
I just installed cygwin today (after a long while of not having it
installed...) and when I started up bash I discovered that $HOME wasn't
being set correctly! After looking through the faq, I thought this might be
related to me having a windows login name with a space in it, so I edited
/etc/profile to explicitly set my username to james. This didn't work.
After doing a bit of testing, I discovered that the following structure:
if [ -z "$HOME" ]; then
was failing to set the HOME variable correctly. I was able to fix this by
removing the if/fi statements and just arbitrarily setting the HOME
variable. Am I going to have other problems doing this? Also, is there a
known reason that the HOME variable wasn't being set correctly in the first
place (it was just being set to $USER.)?
My operating system is Windows ME, if that's any help...
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