Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path

Karl M karlm30@hotmail.com
Thu May 28 14:02:00 GMT 2009

> Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 21:26:36 -0600
> Subject: Re: Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path
> From: alfvaen
>>> 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
You have to stop all cygwin processes after editing fstab to see a change.

> I'm pretty that sure that wasn't the problem. I was actually able to
> see /usr/bin and /usr/lib just fine, and adding those two lines to
> /etc/fstab doesn't help.
>>> If that doesn't work, maybe just try rerunning 'setup.exe' and select
>>> "Reinstall" for the "All" category.
> I'll give this a try at some point and see how it goes.
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