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base-files (was: [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47)
- From: "John Morrison" <john at morrison dot mine dot nu>
- To: "The Cygwin Mailing List" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 14:54:12 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: base-files (was: [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47)
- References: <20090506132520.GL21324@calimero.vinschen.de>
On Wed, May 6, 2009 2:25 pm, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I just uploaded a new Cygwin 1.7 test release, 1.7.0-47.
> What's new in contrast to 1.7.0-46
> - Never use HOMEDRIVE/HOMEPATH to construct a default home directory for
> the current user. The mechanism to evaluate the pathname is now:
> - If $HOME is already set in the envirnment, use it.
> - Otherwise, if /etc/passwd contains a non-empty homedir for the
> current user, use it.
> - Otherwise, default to /home/<USERNAME>.
> This circumvents a few installation problems and decouples the Cygwin
> homedir by default from the Windows profile directory, which
> especially starting with Vista results in performance problems due to
> the new Explorer behaviour concerning "shared" files. If you want to
> use the Windows profile dir as home dir, set $HOME or tweak your
> /etc/passwd entry accordingly.
I'll change /etc/profile to reflect the above text.
Could this result in situations where the skel files arn't copied?
> - Recognize client side cache (holding offline files) as file system
> type "csc-cache".
> - Set umask to 0022 by default, rather than to 0000.
/etc/profile has a line
do you want me to remove/modify it?
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