No home directory on new cygwin install
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Nov 14 15:48:00 GMT 2007
Adam Thomas wrote:
> I've installed cygwin dozens of times over the years, and it's always
> worked flawlessly. But today when I installed it on my new Thinkpad
> something went wrong. After what looked like a perfectly normal base
> install, I open the cygwin terminal and it gives me a prompt in the
> /usr/bin directory. There appears to be no /home directory and the
> path is not correctly set. I googled around a bit but didn't find any
> clues. Anyone know what the cause might be?
> The OS is WinXP fully patched. The cygwin version is whatever is
> current as of 11/14/07.
Check your '/etc/postinstall' directory for any scripts without a '.done'
suffix. If you have them, either run them directly or re-run 'setup.exe'
so that they get processed. If that doesn't work, look at 'setup.log.full'
in the directory where you ran 'setup.exe' and see if it offers some insight
as to why these scripts aren't doing what they should.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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