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Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?
- From: "Chris J. Breisch" <chris dot ml at breisch dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:58:53 -0400
- Subject: Re: Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?
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Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 6 14:40, Ken Brown wrote:
On 3/3/2014 10:05 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 3 08:55, Charles Wilson wrote:
On 2/26/2014 5:07 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
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?
Currently inetutils-server provides /etc/defaults/etc/shells. If
that file is required by base functionality now, then I've no
problem removing it and modifying inetutils' postinstall/preremove
scripts. But we'll need to synchronize the uploads of
inetutils-server-$next and base-files-$next.
Speaking of base-files, version 4.1-2 has been in test now for over
two years...works fine here and fixes a problem with $TEMP and other
"standard" variable names: 4.1-1 set both $TEMP and $temp, but these
are not distinguished by native processes, leading to confusion if a
native process reset $TEMP (but not $temp).
I had a problem when running it in an early stage of 64 bit development,
but I don't remember at all what the problem was. Do you run it on
64 bit as well?
I think this is what you're trying to remember:
Thanks for finding this one! Unfortunately David has left us,
Is anybody willing to take over maintainership of the base-files
It seems no one is interested.
I don't know anything about package maintenance for Cygwin, but this
particular package doesn't look that hard. I'd be willing to give it a shot.
Is the information on this page (http://cygwin.com/setup.html) up-to-date?
Chris J. Breisch
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