[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.34-003 (Christmas/New Year release)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Jan 8 17:18:00 GMT 2015

On Jan  7 18:41, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Dec 20 19:19, Achim Gratz wrote:
> > Another thing is that the Cygwin home directory is always a
> > sub-directory of the windows home in our environment, so it would be
> > useful if there was a placeholder for the windows home directory (%H or
> > some such) for the /path override or even the schema entries to use.
> Not unreasonable but tricky.  %H would be an absolute path which
> collides with the current implementation in terms of the leading slash.
> Hmm.

I added a %H specifier to the /path schema which is substituted by the
Windows home path in POSIX notation.  So, what you should be able to do
now is something like:

  db_home: /%H/cygwin

If %H is preceeded by a slash, the slash gets removed since %H is
already an absolute path.  However, the code is not explicitely checking
for nonsense, like

  db_home: /foo/%H/baz

It will just replace that with something like


so you end up with a broken home path.

This new feature is not documented yet, and for testing I'd like to urge
you to try the latest snapshot from https://cygwin.com/snapshots/  If
that change works as desired, I'll add documentation and release
another, hopefully one of the last, Cygwin test releases.


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