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RE: upgrade to 1.7 experience ; Cygwin.bat doesn't find home directory
- From: "Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]" <BBuchbinder at niaid dot nih dot gov>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 13:19:18 -0500
- Subject: RE: upgrade to 1.7 experience ; Cygwin.bat doesn't find home directory
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Just a note which I hope is related.
vim was having problems with one of its files in ~. In Windows Explorer I copied the entire /home folder (d:\path\home) from 1.5 to c:\cygwin\home, thereby overwriting it. Then I used Explorer again to remove any read-only attributes. That seemed to solve the problem. (But maybe something else fixed it.) It might solve others.
I had the impression that some things in ~ were no longer there, but I did not check carefully. That things would disappear during the upgrade was certainly unexpected and remains hard to believe.
I apologize in advance if the above is totally off-the-wall, misleading, the result of faulty memory or intellect, bad advice, etc.
I also apologize for top-posting. The switch from ash to dash seems to have broken some scripts (or is it something with $CYGWIN?), including my quote-fix script. (bash is also not behaving identically.)
Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.
From: Myron Flickner; Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 2:56 AM
It appears that bash not finding the home directory is caused by a missing /etc/profile. I copied over this file from a 1.5 system and now bash finds my profile and .bashrc.
Is this a bug or by design ?
imaging away / flick
----- Original Message ----
Sorry for the crappy formatting on my first post - this should be easier to read.
I just upgraded my first XP Pro machine from 1.5 to 1.7 - a couple of minor issues
Part of the post-install failed with many popup dialogs - "The procedure entry point __ctype_ptr__ could not be located in the dynamic link library cygwin1.dll".
After a reboot bash wouldn't start - same error message. Reinstalling the base package cleared this issue up.
Cygwin.bat doesn't find my home directory (which is a sym link) rathe it prints a message telling me that there
isn't a ./.bashrc in /usr/bin. Looks like Cygwin.bat is identical between 1.5 and 1.7 but the behavior is
different. I thought this might be related to the mount point changes - but running copy-user-registry-fstab
didn't change anything. I did notice that this script uses $USER which isn't set for me. I set it and re-ran the
script but I don't see any difference. I never did see a /etc/fstab.d/$USER directory - but I don't have user
mount points on this machine. I also created a none sym link home directory but that didn't help either.
Are other folks seeing this behavior ? Any suggestions ?
imaging away / flick
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