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Re: Clean install, incomplete setup - no home dir, broken PATH
- From: Daniel Davis <red dot sivad at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 12:04:27 -0700
- Subject: Re: Clean install, incomplete setup - no home dir, broken PATH
Thanks for the reply Warren.
I think that /etc/passwd is being correctly created because:
* it exists
* it has an entry for the user that is me
* mkpassd -l and mkgroup -l both complete w/o err ($?=0)
* immediately after install, in the first mintty I create, sourcing
/etc/profile (ie, . /etc/profile) makes and populates the home dir
specified in /etc/passwd
* comparing the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files to a box where I
don't have this install problem shows no significant differences and
the only spaces are in the psswd comment fields and group names.
* again: no spaces in any user login_name
As noted above, I do have spaces in the group names but installations
that work also have spaces in the group names. And a quick web search
turned up no real problems with spaces in group names except where
folks are trying to parse the output from the groups command. Am I
missing something here?
Another symptom of the broken install is that even after sourcing
/etc/profile (and having a new home directory provisioned), subsequent
shells still start in /usr/bin with a broken PATH. In those shells,
sourcing /etc/profile completes quietly, changes dir to the home dir,
and fixes the path.
Is there some way I can find out why /etc/profile isn't being called
when the shell starts? /var/log is empty but for setup.log* and I
don't see any windows event logs for cygwin. Maybe that would lead to
better guesses as to why/how the install broke.
Thanks again for your time!
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