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Re: Home directory issue
- From: "Alan W. Irwin" <irwin at beluga dot phys dot uvic dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:00:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: Home directory issue
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On 2013-07-08 13:21-0400 Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
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>'.
Your original message (especially the last part) was pretty clear, but
I just reversed the meaning. Sorry.
I actually ran setup.exe from a bash/wine environment, and for that
the HOME environment variable (as printed out by
printenv |grep HOME
) was not set. So there is likely some other reason (which may or may
not be related to a Wine bug) that I got the same symptoms as the OP.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state
implementation for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); the Time
Ephemerides project (timeephem.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting
software package (plplot.sf.net); the libLASi project
(unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net);
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