Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path

Aaron Humphrey alfvaen@gmail.com
Fri May 29 09:32:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Karl M wrote:
>> 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
> Hi...
> You have to stop all cygwin processes after editing fstab to see a change.
> ...Karl

I'm aware of that.  And I exited out of my cygwin window (the only
thing I had running, since I run no Cygwin services) and went back in
after making the edit.  However, considering that I could already see
/usr/bin before I made the change, and my bash prompt was still
screwed up, I don't think that was the problem, somehow.  Though there
was only one line in my fstab...is it still looking at the 1.5-era
registry entries, perhaps?

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