Variation on: regular user, bash cannot find /tmp
Tue Sep 5 14:35:00 GMT 2006
On Tue, 5 Sep 2006, David LaFrance-Linden wrote:
> I found a few similar problems in your mail archives, but I did not
> quickly find the problem I'm having. Attached is cygcheck output as
> A few days ago, as a normal user on my MS Windows box, I went to
> cygwin.com and ran setup.exe to install things, for "just me".
> Everything seemed to go OK. When I ran the shortcut, it brought up a
> bash. First time up it did some setup. Things worked.
> Then I decided to install it for everyone. I deleted all the cygwin
> stuff I could find from my directories. Then, from an Admin account, I
> went to cygwin.com again, ran setup.exe again, and chose "For everyone"
> and put things under c:\cygwin.
> Again, everything seemed to go OK. But when I, as the original user,
> try the newly installed shortcut on my desktop, I get
> bash.exe: warning: could not find /tmp, please create!
> complaint. The other reports I found seem to indicate it gets further
> than I get.
You probably installed into a different directory for that user, and you
have stale user mounts. Unfortunately, you have not attached the output
of "cygcheck -svr" from the failing user (which you could have gotten via
"cd c:\cygwin\bin; .\cygcheck -svr" from a command prompt). Just unmount
all user mounts as the problem user: "cd c:\cygwin\bin; .\umount -U".
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