BUG: cygwin warning: barfs on domain-based-mboxes; env corrupted by login(-p disabled)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Dec 8 10:52:00 GMT 2014

On Dec  2 17:01, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Oct 27 23:09, Linda Walsh wrote:
> > At the very least, "login -p" should be fixed to work  (whereas
> > now it has been explicitly patch to NOT WORK (man login:...)
> > 
> >    -p     Used by getty(8) to tell login not to destroy  the  environment.
> >              This is disabled in the Cygwin version.
> > 
> > Can login have the cygwin specific code that disables "-p"
> > removed?
> You can always compile it yourself, of course.  For the official
> version we're not going to reintroduce this.
> However, the latest Cygwin snapshot from https://cygwin.com/snapshots/
> contains a patch which merges the user's default Windows environment
> (more precise, the variables from the user's default Windows environment
> missing in the current environment)  as soon as the user is switched.
> Please give it a try.

Linda?  Ping?  Did you have a chance to test this change?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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