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Re: More on Win7 update messing up HOME

Greetings, David Karr!

>> > I wish I could get my own messages on this list, so I could add more
>> > information to my first note.
>> Just reply to your own initial message. Or better yet, subscribe.

> I am subscribed.  I can't reply to my own initial message because I never
> receive my own postings, I only receive notes sent by other people.

You WROTE it. No need to receive to reply to it.

>> > Running the installer again made no difference.  It still thinks my HOME
>> is
>> > "/".
>> Do you have %HOME% variable set in your user environment?
>> Do you have %HOMEDRIVE%/%HOMEPATH% variables defined to something
>> unsettling?

> I checked "Environment Variables" in control panel, and I'm not setting
> anything beginning with "HOME" in either user or system variables.


Win+R -> "cmd"
In the console, type "set HOME" and hit <Enter>.


Win+R -> "bash" (specify full path if necessary)
Type "set | grep -iE '^HOME'" and hit <Enter> again.

Check if both envs correspond to eachother.

>> > I don't know what environment variables are set or inspected by cygwin.
>> I
>> > see that the "USERNAME" variable seems to have my expected value.
>> > I tried running "mkpasswd -d" and grepping for my userid, and it was
>> there
>> > (along with many others).
>> > I can "fix" the environment in the mintty shell by setting HOME to
>> > "/home/<myuid>" and then sourcing my .bashrc and .bash_profile. That
>> > doesn't help my Emacs desktop shortcut, which uses "run2".
>> > I noticed that when I do an "ls -lt" in my homedir, instead of the owner
>> > and group of files being my simple uid, it's something like
>> > "<MYDOMAIN>+User(1944941)" and "2993517" (group and user, respectively, I
>> > believe).
>> Please remove any /etc/{group,passwd} files and try again.

> I have neither of those files.  That's what I'm saying.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, August 16, 2019 23:24:39

Sorry for my terrible english...

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