[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: bash-3.1-7

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 11 18:09:00 GMT 2006

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 01:04:30PM -0500, mwoehlke wrote:
>Eric Blake wrote:
>>This version removes several outdated #defines that were once necessary in
>>older versions of cygwin, but which made bash on cygwin different and
>>slower than bash on Linux.  In the process, there is a major change in
>>behavior - bash no longer forces text mode when reading scripts.  If your
>>script resides on a text mount point, you will not notice any difference.
>>  If your script resides on a binary mount point, and has normal unix \n
>>line endings, you may notice a slight speedup.  But if your script resides
>>on a binary mount point, and has \r\n line endings, bash will most likely
>>encounter syntax errors.  The fix is simple - use d2u to convert script
>>files residing on a binary mount point to be unix files, or if you must
>>use DOS lines, use a text mount point.  Because of this change in
>>behavior, I am marking this version experimental for a while until I can
>>gauge from mailing list traffic that it is safe to promote to current.
>When starting the experimental version with "c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -l". 
>I get:
>mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/mwoehlke\r': No such file or directory
>Copying skeleton files.
>These files are for the user to personalise
>their cygwin experience.
>These will never be overwritten.
>/usr/bin/install: cannot create directory `/home/mwoehlke\r': No such 
>file or directory
>/usr/bin/install: cannot create directory `/home/mwoehlke\r': No such 
>file or directory
>/usr/bin/install: cannot create directory `/home/mwoehlke\r': No such 
>file or directory
>: No such file or directory
>mwoehlke@Harkness /etc/skel
>So $HOME is being set wrong. "echo $HOME | od -c" gives " /   h   o   m 
>  e   /   m   w   o   e   h   l   k   e  \r  \n". "echo %HOME%" from a 
>fresh cmd.exe gives "C:/Documents and Settings/mwoehlke". I ran d2u on 
>/etc/profile, /etc/default/etc/profile and /etc/passwd.
>If I 'export HOME=/home/mwoehlke', then things work correctly.
>Somehow, before /etc/profile is executed, my $HOME is being set "funny". 
>Any guesses?

Does your /etc/passwd contain \r\n line endings?


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