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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.35-0.1
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: Denis Excoffier <cygwin at Denis-Excoffier dot org>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:24:54 +0300
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.35-0.1
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Greetings, Denis Excoffier!
>>> On Feb 13, 2015, at 11:30 AM, Denis Excoffier <cygwin@Denis-Excoffier.org> wrote:
>>> I tried (according to the new documentation):
>>> db_home: /%H/%U/cygdir
>>> and that was fine but %H was replaced by the
>>> /cygdrive/C/Document and Settings/<user> prefix
>> I donât think you should use %H when that directory might contain spaces. Itâs likely to cause many problems.
> You misunderstand. I don't need this stupid 'Document and Settings' thing.
> I need %H to represent my home dir, that means
> /cygdrive/d/Home/myuser1 on this XP P3 (a corporate one) and
%H represents your WINDOWS home directory.
That's it, %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%. It already contain your login name, if that
is appropriate for your profile directory.
Windows home directory in POSIX style. Note that, for the db_home: setting,
this only makes sense right after the preceding slash, as in
> /cygdrive/c/Users/myuser2 on this W7 (another corporate).
> That way, using %H/%U/cygdir under both architectures would generate the right thing.
> But currently, on XP SP3, the %H is replaced by '/cygdrive/d/Document and Settings/myuser1' which i'm pretty
> close to consider as a bug. Should be '/cygdrive/d/Home/myuser1' i suppose.
I have a feeling that you have %HOME% defined before mintty starts.
I just made some tests, and it seems to be the showstopper.
If %HOME% is already set, nsswitch.conf:db_home is ineffective.
Simple check for
instantly picked the right settings from nsswitch.conf
I don't know, if this is intended behavior... We'd need an expertise here.
>> I may be misunderstanding your desire. If you actually want Cygwin home
>> directories under c:\Documents and Settings, you can combine nsswitch.conf
>> settings with a custom mount point in fstab to avoid the need for spaces in
>> C:/Documents\040and\040Settings /home ntfs binary 0 0
> Good idea (a symlink would also do the job wouldn'it?)
Naaw, setup have a habit or removing symlink replacements for standard
It may be safe for /home, as no packages contain files in there, though.
> but i really don't
> need this. I don't like spaces in filenames either: they don't fit nicely in makefiles.
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 14.02.2015, <01:52>
Sorry for my terrible english...