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RE: strange install problems
At 03:43 PM 4/1/2004, you wrote:
>FYI. Problem solved!
>Our NT_Services group here changed some "start-up"
>scripts which were setting $HOMEDRIVE. I just had to
>re-map that drive and cygwin started up correctly.
>I have a few questions.
>1. $HOMEDRIVE for me is on a network share is this
>going to be a problem?
Not if that's where you want it. Generally, a local
directory is preferable from a performance perspective
but it's not a requirement.
>2. Shouldn't cygwin use something like $My_Documents
>as it's home? This is mostly on a local drive for all
Cygwin uses for your home directory whatever Windows says
is your home directory. Cygwin gets this from '/etc/passwd'.
If you do a 'mkpasswd -d -u <your user name>', you'll see
what Cygwin will use as your home directory, as set by the
administrator of your domain. If you don't want that, use
the '-p' option.
>3. Does cygwin not build a /home/$USERNAME dir/path
>as part of it's install? I did a complete install and
>expected it. Before I uninstalled my previous cygwin
>install (which was installed a year ago) I did have a
>/home/$USER dir and that is what I backed up.
I think you're looking for this explanation:
or see '/etc/profile'. '/etc/profile' makes your home
directory if it doesn't exist.
>4. If the answer to number 3 is No. Can I just
>create a /home/$USER and copy my old /home/user there?
Sure. Copy it where you like and need it. Make Cygwin
see it where ever you want if the one it gets from Windows
isn't to your liking.
>--- Larry Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> At 10:33 AM 4/1/2004, you wrote:
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Erik Weibust
>> >> Sent: 01 April 2004 16:28
>> >> Dave,
>> >> I'm very familiar with setting Env vars in
>> windows. I
>> >> checked that. Nothing there. Then I opened a
>> >> prompt and ran set | more and found this:
>> >> HOMEDRIVE=H:
>> >> HOMEPATH=\
>> >> HOMESHARE=\\dalfss02\erikweibust$
>> >> Those vars aren't visible through the My Computer
>> >> view? Any idea where they are being set or how
>> >> change them?
>> >Hmm... you'll be interested by this thread in the
>> >I'm not sure where it's coming from. Are you
>> running Novell Netware?
>> These settings come directly from Windows. Erik is
>> apparently picking up
>> H as his home drive as a result of settings on his
>> Larry Hall
>> RFK Partners, Inc. (508)
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