Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue May 26 15:32:00 GMT 2009
Aaron Humphrey wrote:
> I've been having some intermittent problems lately with screen
> hanging, when it hasn't before. This is on my home computer, which
> was still running 1.5.25, and I've been using screen on 1.7 without
> event on my work computer, so I decided to upgrade at home. I
> downloaded setup-1.7, ran it, and went away. When I came back, it
> seemed to have finished successfully.
> Just now I tried to run it for the first time, clicking on the cygwin
> icon to run cygwin.bat as usual. What I get is a window with
> "bash-3.2$" at the top. This is not my usual prompt. I immediately
> noticed, too, that PATH was not set, or rather that it didn't include
> any Cygwin paths, only Windows. A look at my home directory showed no
> .profile, .bash_profile, .bashrc, or anything.
> I've been lurking on this list for long enough that I feel like I
> should know what happened, but I confess I don't. Is it a problem
> with the new /etc/fstab? Was it something trashing my startup files?
> I've checked for undone postinstall scripts and found none; I tried
> rerunning setup-1.7, then rerunning it and reinstalling base-files,
> but to no avail. Of course, I have no convenient backups of my bash
> setup files or anything.
> Cygcheck -svr output attached. Let me know if setup.log.full would
> come in handy or anything.
You seem to be missing '/usr/bin' and '/usr/lib'. There was talk about
some of this changing though in my up-to-date installation, I still have
them so I'm not sure where this stands. In any case, it suggests that
you may want to try add the following to your '/etc/fstab' file:
c:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib some_fs binary 0 0
c:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin some_fs binary 0 0
If that doesn't work, maybe just try rerunning 'setup.exe' and select
"Reinstall" for the "All" category.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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