Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri May 29 10:33:00 GMT 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:37:39PM -0600, Aaron Humphrey wrote:
>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?

I'm not really following this discussion closely but there should not,
by default, be any entries for /usr/lib or /usr/bin in your /etc/fstab

Don't know if that clarifies anything or not...


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