perl problem with cygwin path

Mike R Brown
Thu Apr 5 16:36:00 GMT 2007

Dave Korn wrote:
> On 05 April 2007 15:17, Mike R Brown wrote:
>>    For example 'echo $HOME' within a bash shell returns
>>/cygdrive/c/users/charlie which is the correct path.  On previous version of
>>Cygwin's Perl the statement...  $home = $ENV{HOME} , which should just
>>return the environmental variable HOME, returns /cygpath/c/users/charlie
>>which of coarse is correct.  The newer version of Perl returns
>>c:\users\charlie which is the Windows way of stating the path to home.  
> <puts on blindfold, holds one hand to forehead while making a concentrating
> face and waves fingers of other hand out dramatically in front of self like a
> stage mind-reader>
>   You have activestate perl installed on that box and it's earlier in the path
> than cygwin perl.  Setup is correctly showing you the cygwin version - which
> you then aren't invoking.
>     cheers,
>       DaveK
	Activestate perl is not installed on that box.  The first thing I checked for. 
  The only Perl is installed /use/bin/perl.  A 'which perl' also confirms that. 
  Another thing I did to confirm this is rename the perl.exe under /usr/bin/ and 
copy the perl.exe from the other box into this location.  The scripts now all 
work correctly.  The rouge perl is coming from the Cygwin setup program.


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