Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path

Karl M karlm30@hotmail.com
Fri May 29 16:40:00 GMT 2009

> Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 10:56:03 -0400
> From: kbrown
> Subject: Re: Upgrade to cygwin 1.7 seemed to trash bash profile, path
> On 5/28/2009 7:03 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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
>> file.
> I've actually come across one situation where things don't work right if
> those lines are missing. I often use 'ssh admin-user@localhost' to
> simulate 'su'. After deleting the entry for /usr/bin from /etc/fstab,
> this produces the following:
> -bash: /usr/bin/tr: No such file or directory
> -bash: /usr/bin/sed: No such file or directory
> $ ls /usr/bin
> ls: cannot access /usr/bin: No such file or directory
> The problem doesn't occur in the other direction. In other words, if
> I'm logged in as an administrator and then do 'ssh
> non-admin-user@localhost', there's no problem. And everything is fine
> with the entry for /usr/bin restored to /etc/fstab.
This is the same symptom I had. The 2009-05-18 (and 2009-05-28) snapshot
fixed it.
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