Home directory on network drive not accessible in 3.3.4

Takashi Yano takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp
Fri Apr 29 13:10:20 GMT 2022


On Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:59:59 +0200
Thomas Wolff wrote:
> I upgraded 3.3.3 → 3.3.4 in a lab environment, where my home directory 
> is H:\ or /cygdrive/h
> 
> Starting cygwin (cmd/bash or mintty) with some tools from gnuutils (like 
> ls) in the path gives me this message:
> 
> mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/cygdrive/h’: File exists
> /cygdrive/h could not be created.
> Setting HOME to /tmp.
> 
> After clearing PATH, then running bash or mintty:
> bash: /cygdrive/h/.bashrc: Too many levels of symbolic links
> 
> $ cd /cygdrive/h
> -bash: cd: /cygdrive/h: Too many levels of symbolic links
> 
> $ /bin/ls -l /cygdrive
> /bin/ls: /cygdrive/h: Too many levels of symbolic links
> /bin/ls: /cygdrive/l: Too many levels of symbolic links
> total 48
> d---r-x---+ 1 NT SERVICE+TrustedInstaller NT SERVICE+TrustedInstaller 0 
> Apr 27 11:01 c
> drwx---rwx+ 1 SYSTEM SYSTEM                      0 Mar 23 15:41 d
> drwxrwx---  1 Administratoren Domänen-Admins             0 Nov 26 11:40 h
> drwxrwxr-x  1 Administratoren Domänen-Admins             0 Dec 17 18:53 l
> 
> $ /bin/mount
> //141.64.144.100/Labormaterial/TGI/cygwin64/bin on /usr/bin type ntfs 
> (binary,auto)
> //141.64.144.100/Labormaterial/TGI/cygwin64/lib on /usr/lib type ntfs 
> (binary,auto)
> //141.64.144.100/Labormaterial/TGI/cygwin64 on / type ntfs (binary,auto)
> C: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
> D: on /cygdrive/d type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
> H: on /cygdrive/h type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
> L: on /cygdrive/l type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
> 
> Reverting to cygwin 3.3.3 solves the issue. Maybe related to the other 
> 3.3.4 problem reported today?

This seems to be the issue which was already fixed in git head.
https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin-patches/2022q1/011729.html

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Takashi Yano <takashi.yano@nifty.ne.jp>


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