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RE: upgrading broke cygwin?
- From: "Val Schmidt" <vschmidt at ldeo dot columbia dot edu>
- To: "'Harald Kierer'" <Harald dot Kierer at astrum dot de>, "'cygwin'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:06:58 -0500
- Subject: RE: upgrading broke cygwin?
Yes, this has caused much trouble.
I'm assuming I must create a new XP account to that of a single word
username, and then change that in the cygwin passwd file. Would a reasonable
procedure be something like the following:
1)Create a new XP user
2)Copy all details from /Documents and Settings/Older Username/ to
/Documents and Settings/New_Username
3)Modify passwd in cygwin to match New_Username
4)Mv all files in /home/Older Username to /home/New_Username
5)Change ownership recursively of all files under /Document and
Settings/New_Username to be owned by New_Username. (Do this via cygwin
chown or by WinXP ACL?). Do the same under /home/New_Username
6)Verify all files are accessible under New_Username account
7)Delete the Older Username WinXP account.
I'm frightened of what might become broken in the process.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harald Kierer [mailto:Harald dot Kierer at astrum dot de]
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 8:54 AM
> To: 'Val Schmidt'; 'cygwin'
> Subject: Re: upgrading broke cygwin?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Val Schmidt [mailto:vschmidt at ldeo dot columbia dot edu]
> > Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 2:43 PM
> > To: 'Elfyn McBratney'; 'cygwin'
> > Subject: RE: Re: upgrading broke cygwin?
> > I appreciate the help.
> > It's not clear to me why either mkpasswd or mkgroup in my
> > home directory
> > would cause the effects I and others have been seeing with the latest
> > version of cygwin.
> > At any rate, here's the results of my ls -al on my home directory. No
> > mkpasswd or mkgroup.
> > -Val
> > $ ls -al
> > total 11492
> > drwxrwxr-x+ 15 Administ Administ 0 Feb 23 14:33 ./
> > drwxrwxr-x+ 3 Administ Administ 0 Jan 28 15:40 ../
> > -rw-rw---- 1 Administ Administ 4518 Feb 21 16:57 .bash_history
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 Val Schm None 596 Feb 20 15:54 .bash_profile
> "Val Schm". Your username has a space. no good. Maybe give this a try:
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