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Re: Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path

Aaron Humphrey wrote:
I've been having some intermittent problems lately with screen
hanging, when it hasn't before.  This is on my home computer, which
was still running 1.5.25, and I've been using screen on 1.7 without
event on my work computer, so I decided to upgrade at home.  I
downloaded setup-1.7, ran it, and went away.  When I came back, it
seemed to have finished successfully.

Just now I tried to run it for the first time, clicking on the cygwin
icon to run cygwin.bat as usual.  What I get is a window with
"bash-3.2$" at the top.  This is not my usual prompt.  I immediately
noticed, too, that PATH was not set, or rather that it didn't include
any Cygwin paths, only Windows.  A look at my home directory showed no
.profile, .bash_profile, .bashrc, or anything.

I've been lurking on this list for long enough that I feel like I
should know what happened, but I confess I don't.  Is it a problem
with the new /etc/fstab?  Was it something trashing my startup files?
I've checked for undone postinstall scripts and found none; I tried
rerunning setup-1.7, then rerunning it and reinstalling base-files,
but to no avail.  Of course, I have no convenient backups of my bash
setup files or anything.

Cygcheck -svr output attached.  Let me know if setup.log.full would
come in handy or anything.

You seem to be missing '/usr/bin' and '/usr/lib'. There was talk about some of this changing though in my up-to-date installation, I still have them so I'm not sure where this stands. In any case, it suggests that you may want to try add the following to your '/etc/fstab' file:

c:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib some_fs binary 0 0
c:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin some_fs binary 0 0

If that doesn't work, maybe just try rerunning 'setup.exe' and select
"Reinstall" for the "All" category.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


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