Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?

Charles Wilson
Mon Mar 3 13:55:00 GMT 2014

On 2/26/2014 5:07 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Weird, I was pretty sure we already have an /etc/shells file installed
> by default.  Apparently not.  So, shan't we add one?
>    /bin/sh
>    /bin/bash
>    /bin/dash
>    /bin/mksh
>    /bin/zsh
>    /usr/bin/sh
>    /usr/bin/bash
>    /usr/bin/dash
>    /usr/bin/mksh
>    /usr/bin/zsh
> The base-files package would be a good place to be.  David?

Currently inetutils-server provides /etc/defaults/etc/shells. If that 
file is required by base functionality now, then I've no problem 
removing it and modifying inetutils' postinstall/preremove scripts. But 
we'll need to synchronize the uploads of inetutils-server-$next and 

Speaking of base-files, version 4.1-2 has been in test now for over two fine here and fixes a problem with $TEMP and other 
"standard" variable names: 4.1-1 set both $TEMP and $temp, but these are 
not distinguished by native processes, leading to confusion if a native 
process reset $TEMP (but not $temp).


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