Cygwin 1.7 domains and home directories

John Morrison
Tue Dec 16 12:26:00 GMT 2008

On Tue, December 16, 2008 12:09 pm, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> So far I'm not able to reproduce this.  Every time I reboot, the shell
> comes up just fine.
> For testing purposes I created an /etc/group file of >28000 entries.
> I also switched my home directory by adding a fstab entry along the lines
> of "D:/home/corinna --> /home/corinna", but to no avail.
> I tested this on a Vista machine which is domain member of a 2K8 domain
> with a domain admin account with UAC enabled.
> I'll try later again on an XP machine.

XP sp2

> Is your account an admin account or a normal user account?  I don't
> know but maybe that makes some difference.

I have local admin rights (ie, only on this machine), but it's a domain
account (hope that makes sense).  I don't know any details about the
domain unless you know how I can find them out (or what would be useful).

> Maybe that goes without saying, but somebody actually debugging this
> who can reproduce this behaviour would be a great help...

I've altered the cygwin.bat file changing

bash --login -i


strace -o c:\strace.txt bash --login -i

but I've yet to reproduce it since I made the modification :(  (and even
if it did, I wouldn't know what to look for in the 11MB+ trace!)

Sorry.  I know how hard it is to track down something that can't easily be


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