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base-files (was: [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-47)

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
umask 022

do you want me to remove/modify it?


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