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Re: newbie:Missing .bashrc and other startups
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com, jstateson at swri dot edu
- Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 06:46:41 -0700
- Subject: Re: newbie:Missing .bashrc and other startups
- References: <loom.20060320T160802email@example.com>
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According to BeemerBiker on 3/20/2006 8:14 AM:
> I installed cygwin but did not select enough tools. Took about 4 installs
> before I thought I got all the stuff I needed, x11, etc, etc. However, there
> is no .bashrc nor .bash_profile. cd /home/xxx does nothing except report home
> does not exist. echo $HOME does work. Is there a fix for this? What did I
> fail to setup? I looked at a friends system and his home directory has all
> the bash stuff that I am missing. Shall i uninstall and then select everything
> and re-install? I googled but didnt see this problem.
Without the information requested here:
> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
(including cygcheck -svr output as a text attachment), we can only guess.
However, it seems like your installation failed to run the base-files
postinstall script properly, otherwise starting a login shell would have
run cygwin's /etc/profile that creates a user environment each time a
previously unknown user starts up. If this is the case, rerunning
setup.exe and selecting base-files for reinstallation may fix your situation.
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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