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Re: Looking for some help setting up Cygwin 1.7
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:33:08 -0400
- Subject: Re: Looking for some help setting up Cygwin 1.7
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On 10/23/2009 08:12 AM, Larry W. Virden wrote:
Today in following up some helpful suggestions by members of this
mailing list I ran into some additional setup issues.
For instance, right now, when I open a bash window, I find an
environment where $HOME is set to
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/lvirden
However, if I take a look at ~lvirden, I see that is mapped to
/home/lwv27 - which doesn't exist.
Sounds like at least one postinstall script didn't run correctly and that
you've done some "fiddling" to try to fix things up. I can say this much:
1. At least some postinstall scripts didn't run properly. If they had,
you should have /home/lvirden and $HOME would point to that.
2. ~ comes from '/etc/passwd' and it would seem that this file exists and
you've edited it to point to '/home/lwv27'.
Off the top of my head, I can't reconcile that and $HOME pointing to something
different. So take a look around these areas and also look at the
spelled out in '/etc/profile' to see if that helps you spot the issue.
If you need more help, please follow the problem reporting guidelines found
Is there a service or something that maps "/home" to the $HOME settings?
In fact, I think I'd rather $HOME be set to /home/whatever , to eliminate
those embedded spaces.
Also, when I run cygrunsrv -Q cron I see a message saying that no such
service is running. When I try to run cygrunsrv --start cron
I get an error saying that the specified service does not exist as an
installed service. I know the admin setting this up for me on my XP desktop
ran the setup.exe command to install the package containing cron. Perhaps
there is some other step I need to let him know about that has to be done
after the install? Is there some place I can point him to help him get
You have to run 'cron-config'.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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