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Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?

On 2014-02-27 01:03, Jim Burwell wrote:
> On 2/26/2014 15:53, Jim Burwell wrote:
>> 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.
> Or on second thought, the shells themselves should run a post install
> which add themselves to /etc/shells.

Really? What if someone doesn't want to allow e.g. /bin/fish for some
reason (missing from the list btw). It would be terrible to have it
reappear simply because the fish package was updated.


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