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Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?

On Feb 25 18:37, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 2/25/2014 6:24 PM, Jim Burwell wrote:
> >On 2/25/2014 13:55, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>On Feb 25 13:52, Jim Burwell wrote:
> >>>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>I've noticed after installing an update the Cygwin64 appears to ignore
> >>>the contents of the shell field in /etc/passwd.  I normally run
> >>>/bin/tcsh as my shell, and changing this field used to result in any new
> >>>login shells running tcsh.  Now it just runs bash regardless.
> >>>
> >>>Has something changed?
> >>No.  Works for me.  Do you start `mintty -'?
> >>
> >>
> >>Corinna
> >>
> >Interestingly, it works as expected with mintty, but not with xterm,
> >uxterm, uterm.
> >
> >Was going to try rxvt, but noticed it's not in Cygwin64.
> >
> >It also works when I ssh into my cygwin.
> >
> >So appears to be a problem with xterm and related?
> Yes, and it's a conscious change.  See
> <>.

Weird, I was pretty sure we already have an /etc/shells file installed
by default.  Apparently not.  So, shan't we add one?


The base-files package would be a good place to be.  David?

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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