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Re: 1.7.10/1.7.11: .Net programs started from a cygwin console may fail.
On Feb 29 02:51, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> > Dead on, thanks! The definitions of tmp and temp in /etc/profile result
> > in a double definition of the %TMP% and %TEMP% dos variables from the
> > .Net applications POV and it's too dumb to handle that gracefully.
> > So the solution is, either we drop the tmp and temp definitions in
> > /etc/profile, or old .net apps should be started only after calling
> > `unset tmp temp' in bash.
> > Btw., tmp and temp are not preserved this way in tcsh's profile scripts.
> > So I'm wondering why we do it in /etc/profile. Can somebody give me a
> > management summary?
> I guess that was an attempt to fix something that isn't made things right, but
> left there for years.
> I would rather propose to solve it the other way around and use /etc/fstab
> functionality to mount Cygwin's /tmp to current user's %TEMP% folder.
> I don't know, how would that work in multi-user environment, though.
POSIX tools usually expect that system paths are shared between
processes. Consider client-server situations with shared files
(sockets, fifos) in /tmp. So, no, this is not a generic solution
for Cygwin tools. Any user or admin is free to do that locally,
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