bash incorrectly determines HOME and HOMEDRIVE

Ralf G. R. Bergs rabe@RWTH-Aachen.DE
Fri Mar 26 00:13:00 GMT 2004

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Hi there,

I've a quite unusual setup on my XP box since my profile directory is 
NOT on the XP system drive. I moved it from there onto a separate partition.

ALL Windoze apps are happy and succeed to determine the correct profile 
path when storing application data, but Cygwin fails. :-(

My system drive is E:, and Cygwin incorrectly sets HOMEDRIVE to E: and 
HOME to "E:\Documents and Settings\rabe". The correct location of HOME 
is "H:\Documents and Settings\rabe", so HOMEDRIVE should be set to H:.

I've manually set the correct values in XP's "System Properties -> 
Environment Variables". That makes HOME appear correctly in a bash, but 
HOMEDRIVE is still incorrect (E:). I suspect it's a bug in bash.

Can anyone check whether my assumption is correct?



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