This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
home path for cygwin 1.7.9 is acting funny
- From: Matthew Smith <gizmosmith at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:13:34 -0700
- Subject: home path for cygwin 1.7.9 is acting funny
I installed to "c:\personal\cygwin" on my windows xp machine.
If I open a command prompt and type "echo %HOME%", I get "C:\Documents
If I then start an ssh connection from DOS (not the Cygwin program), I
get an error at the beginning of the connection initiation that states
"Could not create directory 'C/.ssh'."
This means that I can never save the certificate of the server I
always ssh to so I always have to manually accept the connection.
Here's the really odd thing: If I start cygwin in another window and
then come back to my regular dos screen and run the ssh connection
again, I don't get this error. If I re-examine the %HOME% path in the
DOS window while cygwin is running, it still looks the same.
I have searched exhaustively on this topic and the one solution that
keeps coming up is to make sure your /etc/passwd file inside of cygwin
points to the home path. Mine seems to because my entry ends with:
":/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/matt:/bin/bash"
Anyone know why starting cygwin in another window makes the problem go
away? I did a diff between the output of the cygcheck command in a
DOS window before and after I open cygwin in another window and I get
< Current System Time: Tue Oct 25 07:58:47 2011
> Current System Time: Tue Oct 25 07:59:30 2011
< UID: 0(Matt Smith) GID: 0(root)
< 0(root) 544(Administrators) 545(Users)
> UID: 1003(Matt Smith) GID: 513(None)
> 513(None) 0(root) 544(Administrators)
< (default) = '\??\c:\personal\cygwin'
> (default) = '\??\C:\personal\cygwin'
< System: Key: 93d3f9586243fecd Path: c:\personal\cygwin
> System: Key: 93d3f9586243fecd Path: C:\personal\cygwin
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple