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Re: Home directory issue

On 7/8/2013 12:17 PM, Alan W. Irwin wrote:
On 2013-07-08 11:09-0400 Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

On 7/2/2013 7:50 PM, L. V. Lammert wrote:
After installing Cygwin on a new system that is in a domain, there is
something that is breaking with user setup.

  * The user home directory is not getting created
  * /usr/loca/bin & /usr/bin are not prepended to PATH
  * The user home directory is/cygdrive/Users/<user>,
     instead of/home/<user>
  * The path IS correct in/etc/passwd (/home/<user>)


Is the HOME environment variable set in your Windows environment?  If not,
check the postinstall scripts in '/etc/postinstall', paying particular
attention to those that don't end in '.done'.  If you have some of these,
run them yourself with 'sh <scriptname>' and then move the script to
'<scriptname>.done'  Run the scripts in the order they appear.  Otherwise,
if HOME is defined in the Windows environment, just remove the definition.
You may find you have to rerun some of the postinstall scripts to "recover",
particularly ''.  Or you can try wiping the
installation and starting over.

I experienced all the same symptoms reported by the OP with my
setup.exe on Wine attempt.  So you have given me hope that some of the
errors I saw were due to not setting HOME.  Could you be more specific
about exactly how HOME should be set "in your Windows environment".


Are there any other environment variables that should be set as well
before running setup.exe for a fresh install?

I believe you have drawn the opposite conclusion from what I was trying
to convey.  It is best to _not_ have HOME set in your Windows environment
prior to running 'setup.exe'.  If you do have it set, 'setup.exe' will
use that directory as your home rather than the default '/home/<username>'.



A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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