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Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?

On 2/26/2014 02:07, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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?
>   /bin/sh
>   /bin/bash
>   /bin/dash
>   /bin/mksh
>   /bin/zsh
>   /usr/bin/sh
>   /usr/bin/bash
>   /usr/bin/dash
>   /usr/bin/mksh
>   /usr/bin/zsh
> The base-files package would be a good place to be.  David?
Well, at least it wasn't a subconscious decision.  :-)

Thanks for the pointer!

I agree.  Every distro should have a default /etc/shells with the
typical shells in it.

- Jim

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