More on Win7 update messing up HOME

David Karr davidmichaelkarr@gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 13:40:00 GMT 2019


On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 3:50 AM Andrey Repin wrote:

> Greetings, David Karr!
>
> > I wish I could get my own messages on this list, so I could add more
> > information to my first note.
>
> Just reply to your own initial message. Or better yet, subscribe.
>

I am subscribed.  I can't reply to my own initial message because I never
receive my own postings, I only receive notes sent by other people.


> > Running the installer again made no difference.  It still thinks my HOME
> is
> > "/".
>
> Do you have %HOME% variable set in your user environment?
> Do you have %HOMEDRIVE%/%HOMEPATH% variables defined to something
> unsettling?
>

I checked "Environment Variables" in control panel, and I'm not setting
anything beginning with "HOME" in either user or system variables.


> > I don't know what environment variables are set or inspected by cygwin.
> I
> > see that the "USERNAME" variable seems to have my expected value.
>
> > I tried running "mkpasswd -d" and grepping for my userid, and it was
> there
> > (along with many others).
>
> > I can "fix" the environment in the mintty shell by setting HOME to
> > "/home/<myuid>" and then sourcing my .bashrc and .bash_profile. That
> > doesn't help my Emacs desktop shortcut, which uses "run2".
>
> > I noticed that when I do an "ls -lt" in my homedir, instead of the owner
> > and group of files being my simple uid, it's something like
> > "<MYDOMAIN>+User(1944941)" and "2993517" (group and user, respectively, I
> > believe).
>
> Please remove any /etc/{group,passwd} files and try again.
>

I have neither of those files.  That's what I'm saying.

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