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Re: Win7 system update hosed something in Cygwin
On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 2:17 PM L A Walsh wrote:
> On 2019/08/15 18:28, David Karr wrote:
> > I logged into my Win7 laptop and I saw it was having some connection
> > problems, so I decided to reboot.
> > After the reboot I found that Cygwin had some basic problems. I brought
> > a mintty window (C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -e /bin/bash --login) and the
> > prompt looked odd. It wasn't the PS1 value that I set in my .bashrc. It
> > also seemed to be saying that my current directory was "/", which is not
> > homedir.
> You might want to read the section in the cygwin user manual, especially
> If you don't have /etc/passwd or /etc/group, cygwin will generate
> DOMAIN+USER entries dynamically each time you start cygwin (or per-boot)
> if you have cygwin processes started at boot. The /etc/passwd and group
> files do not exist by default.
> If you want consistency -- same user names+id's with each boot and
> MS-Win compatible names, you may want to create /etc/passwd
> and /etc/group using mkpasswd, mkgroup and hand tuning. It isn't
> suggested for most users, but it may be something you want.
I would most like to understand what changed to make this suddenly start
Also note the following:
$ mkpasswd -u <myuid> -d
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