setup/mkpasswd and HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH

Larry Hall (Cygwin Developers)
Tue May 5 17:31:00 GMT 2009

On 05/05/2009, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Opinions?  Cool, Blerch, Shrug?

Cool. :-)

I definitely think there's merit in aligning the mkpasswd and /etc/profile
logic, especially given Vista et al's behavior in its "HOME" directory.

Don't we still need '/' as the ultamite default in '/etc/profile'
in case all others couldn't be accessed for some reason?

Eliminating $HOMEDRIVE/$HOMEPATH will tell us how many people use this and
give us an opportunity to point to the FAQ entry explaining why this is a
bad idea.  The entry probably needs to explain how get the bullet to do
this anyway though in case people are insistent on or otherwise content to
shoot themselves in the foot. ;-)

Larry Hall                    
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