[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.34-003 (Christmas/New Year release)
Tue Jan 13 09:10:00 GMT 2015
On Jan 13 06:53, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> >> > 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
> >> >>
> >> >> I've used
> >> >>
> >> >> db_home: %H/cygwin
> >> > Meep! Did you read the preliminary user's guide? You really should.
> >> > https://cygwin.com/preliminary-ug/ntsec.html#ntsec-mapping-nsswitch-passwd
> >> > The leading slash is in integral part of the "path" scheme, The above
> >> > is not recognized as valid entry at all.
> >> Speaking of validity of entries.
> >> I was toying around with my chain of VM's, and got to think about a way to
> >> debug new nsswitch.conf configurations.
> >> Is there an easy way to see, what steps are performed, and what results are
> >> returned, from schemes specified in nsswitch.conf ?
> > I'm not sure I understand the question. Just change the db_home
> > or whatever entry to another one and start another mintty?
> That would be an indirect test, that doesn't tell a whole lot if things not
> work to the expected results.
> I'm trying different configurations right now, but it seems the result always
> /home/$USER. And I'm not sure, if it is my misunderstanding, mistakes in my
> cygwin configuration, or errors in system configuration?
> It would be wonderful to have a way to directly test different schemes, even
> if only for current user.
I don't see the difference. If you don't get the desired results,
explain the setting you test and what you did. Let's discuss it. If
it's a bug, I'll fix the bug. If it's a misunderstanding on your part,
let's try to improve the documentation.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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