Win7 system update hosed something in Cygwin
Fri Aug 16 18:45:00 GMT 2019
On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 7:58 AM Houder wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:40:28, David Karr wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 2:01 AM Houder wrote:
> > > Please study /etc/profile where it says "here is how HOME is set" ...
> > >
> > Ok. This says:
> > # 1) From existing HOME in the Windows environment, translated to a
> > Posix path
> > # 2) from /etc/passwd, if there is an entry with a non empty directory
> > field
> > # 3) from HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH
> > # 4) / (root)
> > I just brought up a cmd shell and entered "set" and looked at the result.
> > 1. I don't have a "HOME" variable setting.
> > 2. /etc/passwd doesn't exist in Cygwin.
> > 3. I DO have both HOMEDRIVE and HOMEPATH set, and that points to my
> > home directory, which DOES exist.
> > 4. This is what I am getting.
> Perhaps comment in file is not complete? (is getent perhaps used?)
> > So, before this reboot, my Cygwin home directory has always been
> > "/home/<myuid>", which has always resided at "c:\cygwin64\home\<myuid>".
> > After the reboot, my Cygwin home directory is "/", which appears to
> > translate to "c:\cygwin64" (from "cygpath -w /"). However, according to
> > the rules listed in /etc/profille, I SHOULD be getting home set to
> > "c:/Users/<myuid>", although I don't want that.
> > Any other ideas?
> 1. cygcheck -srv? (include the compressed output to your reply)
> 2. getent passwd? (what home directory for your id?)
The first line of this output is this (with some minor elisions):
This does seem to correspond to having a homedir of "/".
I don't know what this looked like before.
> 3. /etc/nsswitch.conf? (db_home?)
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