Denis Excoffier cygwin@Denis-Excoffier.org
Fri Feb 13 21:30:00 GMT 2015

On 2015-02-12 21:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi Cygwin friends and users,
> I released a very early TEST version of the next upcoming Cygwin
> release.  The version number is 1.7.35-0.1.
> ====================================================================
> If you're not familiar with the new account information handling
> introduced in Cygwin 1.7.34, I suggest to read the new documentation
> at https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html#ntsec-mapping
> ====================================================================
> The essential changes in this test release are:
> - The default settings for db_home, db_shell, and db_gecos in case
>  there's no /etc/nsswitch.conf file, or if they are not mentioned 
>  in /etc/nsswitch.conf, are now set to just the fallback, which is
>    db_home: /home/%U
>    db_shell: /bin/bash
>    db_gecos: <empty>

I tried (according to the new documentation):

db_home: /%H/%U/cygdir

and that was fine but %H was replaced by the
/cygdrive/C/Document and Settings/<user> prefix, although i was
expecting the /cygdrive/C/Home/<user> prefix instead.

I have to confess that i used here the nearly-to-be-obsoleted XP SP3.
But i also use W7 sometimes, and it would be great if i could
have "db_home: /%H/%U/cygdir" in both of them (yes my username has to
appear twice): no /etc/passwd any more.


Denis Excoffier.

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