Cygwin64 ignoring /etc/passwd shell field?

Ken Brown
Fri Mar 7 05:49:00 GMT 2014

On 3/3/2014 10:05 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Mar  3 08:55, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> 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-$next and base-files-$next.
>> 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).
> I had a problem when running it in an early stage of 64 bit development,
> but I don't remember at all what the problem was.  Do you run it on
> 64 bit as well?

I think this is what you're trying to remember:


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