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bash 3.2.49(23): when I start a bash window, $HOME is the DOS value rather than /home/lwv27

--- On Fri, 10/23/09, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <> wrote:

> From: Larry Hall (Cygwin) <> 
> Sounds like at least one postinstall script didn't run
> correctly and that
> you've done some "fiddling" to try to fix things up.?

Well, about all the fiddling that I've done is try to set some variables in the .bashrc file - but that doesn't even appear to be used by default yet.

> 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.

$ echo $HOME
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/lwv27

$ ls ~lwv27
ls: cannot access /home/lwv27: No such file or directory

$ ls /home
Olentangy  rzt27

Neither of these directories under /home are associated with me. They are, however, associated with the person who is running setup . 

The admin, rzt27, is running Cygwin's setup on his machine, installing the various packages, until he gets things where they seem to work. He then uses a function of a package called LANDesk to replicate the environment on someone else's machine.

> 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 resolution rules
> spelled out in '/etc/profile' to see if that helps you spot
> the issue.

/etc/profile says that it looks for $HOME first in the Windows environment. 

When I open a cmd.exe and type set, I see HOME (as well as HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH variables) that point to c:\documents and settings\lwv27 . 

(I apologize about the lvirden reference - that's my email and I typed in the wrong info in the one line of the earlier email.)

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