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Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?
- From: Jim Burwell <jimb at jsbc dot cc>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:53:46 -0800
- Subject: Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?
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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:
>>>>> 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 -'?
>>> 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?
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.
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